North Korea Invades The South: Across the 38th Parallel, June 1950
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, Vietnam & Korea
First shots of the Cold War
On the morning of June 25, 1950, North Korea made a massive armored, air, amphibious, and infantry breach of the 38º north line of latitude. Later that day, North Korea issued a declaration of war against the Republic of Korea, and three days later the South Korean capital fell. In compliance with a UN Security Council resolution, American President Harry S. Truman authorized military action to halt the aggression.
Here is a gripping account of those first few fateful days in June, 1950, when the forces of democracy and communism finally came to blows. It was a watershed moment that cemented north-south antagonism—and would lead to the modern-day standoff with North Korea that once again threatens an already tenuous global peace.
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|Release Date:||February 28, 2018|