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Korea: The Unknown War (1988– )

TV Mini-series360 min.Documentary | History | War
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A documentary about the Korean War by Thames Television that aired in the Summer of 1988 and in the US in August 1990 through WGBH Boston. Including interviews with participants from both the United Nations (USA, UK), South Korea and North Korea, the documentary was fraught with issues concerning content that might "offend" the American received wisdom concerning the war. Written By Mark Lovmo  Less

Filmmakers (9)



  • Ho-sang An's primary photoHo-sang An Minister of Education, South Korea 1945-1948  Less 6,899,436
  • Keyes Beech's primary photoKeyes Beech Chicago Daily News correspondent  Less 7,871,115
  • Valentin Berezhkov's primary photoValentin Berezhkov Himself - Former Interpreter to Joseph Stalin  Less 572,028
  • Wilfred Burchett's primary photoWilfred Burchett Himself - 'Ce Soir' Correspondent  Less 4,592,949
  • Sung-chul Chun's primary photoSung-chul Chun Lt. Gen., North Korean Peoples Army  Less 3,484,096
  • Bruce Cumings's primary photoBruce Cumings Author: 'The Origins of the Korean War'  Less 1,345,947
  • Philippe Daudy's primary photoPhilippe Daudy Agence France Presse Correspondent  Less 5,991,462
  • Anthony Farrar-Hockley's primary photoAnthony Farrar-Hockley Adjutant - Gloucester Regiment, British Military Historian (as Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley)  Less 1,593,977
  • John Glenn's primary photoJohn Glenn Maj., US Marine Air Wing  Less 47,642
  • Ernest Gross's primary photoErnest Gross Himself - US Ambassador to the UN 1949-1953  Less 1,556,420
  • Bert Hardy's primary photoBert Hardy Picture Post photographer  Less 2,040,105
  • James Hausman's primary photoJames Hausman Lt. Col, Korean Military Advisory Group  Less 2,775,328
  • Gregory Henderson's primary photoGregory Henderson US Vice Council, Korea 1948-1950  Less 2,374,572
  • Louis Heren's primary photoLouis Heren The Times Correspondent  Less 6,894,374
  • Charlton Heston's primary photoCharlton Heston General Douglas MacArthur (voice)  Less 2,823
  • Ian Holm's primary photoIan Holm Narrator (voice)  Less 4,793
  • Tae-mu Kang's primary photoTae-mu Kang Former South Korean officer-Defected to North Korea  Less 2,749,009
  • Chung Il Kwon's primary photoChung Il Kwon Commander-in-Chief, South Korean Armed Forces (as Il-kwon Chung)  Less 4,611,216
  • Nikolai Lebedev's primary photoNikolai Lebedev Chief, Soviet Military Occupation Korea 1945-1948  Less 7,791,699
  • Chong-sik Lee's primary photoChong-sik Lee Author: 'Communism in North Korea'  Less 2,917,927
  • Donald Macdonald's primary photoDonald Macdonald US Military Occupation Korea and US Embassy, Seoul 1950  Less 2,856,228
  • Tibor Méray's primary photoTibor Méray Hungarian Correspondent-Defected to Paris in 1950s  Less 5,227,686
  • Frank Pace Jr.'s primary photoFrank Pace Jr. Secretary of the Army, 1950-1953  Less 5,412,594
  • Sun-yup Paik's primary photoSun-yup Paik Commander, South Korean 1st Division 1950  Less 2,666,797
  • Jong-dae Pak's primary photoJong-dae Pak Farmer in North Korea during wartime-North Korean napalm victim  Less 7,841,849
  • Stuart Peach's primary photoStuart Peach Himself - UN Military Observer 1950  Less 2,465,502
  • Dean Rusk's primary photoDean Rusk Col., US Army 1945 and Asst. Sec. of State 1950-1952  Less 3,086,816
  • Keith Shann's primary photoKeith Shann Himself - Australian Delegate to UN 1950  Less 5,959,767
  • Edwin H. Simmons's primary photoEdwin H. Simmons Major, 1st Marine Division  Less 4,921,036
  • James Van Fleet's primary photoJames Van Fleet Gen., Commanding Officer 8th US Army 1951-1953  Less 6,584,746
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