The Battle for Korea 2 DVD Set
"Korea" is still in the headlines long after the Korean War Armistice was signed in 1953.
28,000 US troops are still on high alert in a hot spot that could
boil over at any time. What happened there still resonates in our
lives. The North Koreans now have WMDs and angry threats and
provocations are a harsh reality. But the heavy sacrifices our
service men & women made there 50 years ago are seldom recalled.
Korea is called "the Forgotten War" because many of us have
only a foggy conception of an costly struggle that occurred within
living memory.That was more than enough motivation
for us to produce our new two DVD set, "The Battle for Korea."
We've assembled over 3 hours of seldom seen archival film that
will show you what happened in the Korean conflict through the sights
and sounds of the battles that were fought there.
The Battle for Korea DVD 1-- Three films
* A Motion Picture History of the
Korean War (58:00, B&W,1958) This documentary, produced by the
Defense Department, is a concise, easy to grasp history of the war
told through maps, memorable"you are there" images and eye
witness accounts. You'll learn about strategy and tactics while you
see the dramatic eb and flow of the conflict from the North Korean
invasion through the final cease fire. Highlights include rare gun
camera footage of ground attacks by a variety of aircraft, including
the seldom seen F7F Tigercat, the first Marine helicopter air assault
to secure a hilltop behind enemy lines, F-86 Sabres taking on Migs,
B-29 strikes, amphibious and airborne attacks, fighting a Winter war,
Naval support, toe-to-toe combat infantry operations through
mountainous terrain and much more.
* The 24th Infantry Division in the
Korean War (30:00 B&W,1960) The 24th Division was on peaceful
occupation duty in Japan when North Korean tanks unexpectedly burst
across the 38th parallel in June 1950. They were the first US troops
rushed into the conflict as a stop gap to slow the Communist advance
and buy time for re- enforcement to arrive. In a series of extremely
costly engagements near Osan and in Taejon that cost more than 3,600
casualties in 17 days, they delayed the enemy long enough for the
defensive Pusan perimeter to be formed in the South. After the
Inchon landing, they drove all the way up to the Yalu River before
being driven back with the rest of the UN forces by the massive
Chinese intervention. When UN forces counterattacked, they fought in
the second liberation of Seoul. The 24th went through it all.
* The 2nd Infantry Division in the
Korean War (30:00, B&W,1960) The 2nd Division was one of the first
units to arrive in Korea to reinforce the 24th on the Pusan
Perimeter. After the breakout, they fought in some of the bloodiest
and hardest fought battles of the war, including the capture of the
North Korean capital of Pyongyang. After the surprise Chinese
invasion, the fought there way out of trap laid by 5 enemy divisions
in the Battle of the Chong Chong River. When the War ground on during
negotiations, they fought a series of storied engagements including
"Old Baldy," "Pork Chop" and "T-Bone"
Hills, and "Heart Break Ridge." One of the most decorated
units in the war, they received a Presidential Citation. The 2nd
sustained more than 7,000 combat deaths during the Korean War, the
highest number suffered by a US division in any modern conflict.
The Battle for Korea DVD 2-- Two films and Pershing Heavy Tank Manual
* John Ford's "This is Korea: The
Story of the 7th Fleet and the 1st Marine Division" (55:00
Color,1952) EXCLUSIVE RESTORED EDITION Color footage of the Korean War is very rare. Unfortunately,
surviving copies of this important film by Academy Award Winning
Director John Ford have terrible image quality, making parts of it
virtually unwatchable. So, we spent weeks going through the film shot
by shot to restore the color. You can see "before and after"
"This is Korea" focuses on
1st Marine Division operations from the breakout from the Pusan
Perimeter through Inchon and the epic "advance in another
direction" from the Chosin Reservoir. Much of the film focuses
on the all important role of very close air support between Navy and
Marine Air Wings and combat Marines on the ground, a subject that
Ford also explored in a World War 2 picture he directed during the
same period, "Flying Leathernecks." You'd see F4Us,
Panthers and Sky Raiders pounding the enemy right in front of Marine
positions. Plus, you'll see Marines up close in a variety of actions
including house-to-house fighting, Pershing tank led assaults,
artillery support, amphibious operations and on all too brief R&R.
When you watch this memorable combination of moving narration and
powerful imagery, you'll know right away it's another classic John
* Operation Inchon (25:00,B&W,1958,)
This documentary tells the fascinating story of Douglas MacAthur's
amphibious landing at the port of Inchon behind enemy lines. This
brilliant move led to the liberation of the South Korean capital,
Seoul, and a dramatic reversal in the course of the war. Previously
victorious North Korean forces were out flanked and forced into a
pellmell retreat back north of the 38th Parallel, almost to the
Siberian border. The 1st Marine Division, backed by the 7th Infantry,
US Airborne and ROK forces surprised the communists at Inchon, making
the most of naval and air superiority. All aspects of the assault on
Inchon harbor and the subsequent taking of Seoul are covered in
detail with exciting combat photography and illuminating strategic
and tactical maps showing unit operations.
* Special Bonus: Technical Manual for
the T26/M26 Pershing Heavy Tank,1945, 492 pages in Adobe acrobat .pdf
file format. First deployed at the very end of World War 2, the 90mm
gun equipped Pershing was the only tank in the US arsenal at the
outbreak of the Korean War that could take on the powerful Russian
made T34/85s. This very comprehensive manual is chocked full of
detailed charts, photos, diagrams and instructions that cover all
aspects of Pershing tank operations, including specifications &
descriptions, driving, weapons systems, engines, instruments,
electrics, track maintenance and much more.
Pershing Tank manual viewable & printable on computer based DVD player.
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