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Baptism By Fire: CIA Analysis of the Korean War Overview
This collection includes more than 1,300 documents consisting of national estimates, intelligence memo, daily updates, and summaries of foreign media concerning developments on the Korean Peninsula during 1947 - 1954.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy Volume III 1950-1951 The Korean War Part One
The focus of this volume is, naturally, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But as they not acting in a vacuum, it has been necessary to describe the context in which they functioned.
The story of the Korean War in photographs and brief narratives.
Korean War, 1950-1953
From the Wilson Center a collection of primary source documents related to the Korean War. Obtained largely from Russian archives, the documents include reports on Chinese and Soviet aid to North Korea, allegations that America used biological weapons, and the armistice.
Korean War Propaganda Leaflets
NDSU has collected propaganda leaflets from the Korean War.
Korean War Origins, 1945-1950
From the Wilson Center this collection of primary source documents sheds light on the question of "who started the Korean War?"
New Evidence on the Korean War
New documentary evidence on the Korean War from Russian, Polish and other archives. Compiled in connection with the 16-17 June 2010 conference New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War.
The Korean War (1950-1953)
Chinese posters portraying side of the war. The Korean War starts in 1950. South Korea is supported by the USA, the North by the Soviet Union and China. The Russians mainly provide material support, the Chinese also send in soldiers. Until the armistice in 1953, an estimated one million Chinese die in battle.
POW Camps in North Korea
- Over 2,000 men died, and are still unrecovered, as prisoners of war. Some deaths occurred at holding points and others in the permanent camps operated by Chinese forces on the south bank of the Yalu River. Some U.S. POWs spent time across the river in Manchuria, but to the best of our knowledge, all have returned.
Military History Sites
Air Force Historical Studies Division (AFHSD)
The AFHSD provides information, analysis and perspective to Air Force leaders and their staffs to support planning, policy development and decision making.
Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
The mission of the historical office is to collect, preserve, and present the history of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in order to support Department of Defense leadership and inform the American public.
Naval History and Heritage Command
The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), headed by the Director of Naval History, is an Echelon II command headquartered on the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. The NHHC serves as the Navy's institutional memory by preserving, acquiring, producing, and disseminating history and heritage products and resources through Navy historical, archival, museum, curatorial, art, and underwater archeological programs.
U.S. Army Center of Military History
The mission of CHM is to accurately collect, preserve, interpret, and express the Army's history and material culture to more broadly educate and develop our force, the military profession, and the nation.
United States Marine Corps History Division
History Division's (HD) primary task is to research and write the Marine Corps’ official history. HD also provides reference and research assistance; preserves personal experiences and observations through oral history interviews; and deploys field historians to record history in the making.
Stalin and the U.S.S.R.
Did Stalin Lure the United States into the Korean War? New Evidence on the Origins of the Korean War
New Evidence on the Origins of the Korean War," features a telegram from Stalin ... and historian Andrei Ledovskii as well as from Russian and Chinese archives.
The Origins of the Korean War An Interpretation from the Soviet Archives - Evgueni Bajanov
This article is based on recently declassified Soviet archives. The article was originally presented by Dr. Evgeni Bajanov to the conference on "The Korean War, An assessment of the Historical Record," 24-25 July 1995, Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C. Dr. Evgueni Bajanov is Director of the Institute for Contemporary International Problems, Russian Foreign Ministry, Moscow, Russia. Only the first three of ten sections of his article are shown.
Soviet Aims in Korea and the Origins of the Korean War, 1945-50: New Evidence From the Russian Archives
This paper is one of a series of Working Papers published by the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
The Big Picture: Chinese Reds Enter the Korean War
This classic episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series leads viewers on a journey of American soldiers as they battle not only the winter cold but also the Communist Chinese in the Korean War. Featuring footage by the National Archives and Records Administration, this film shows how soldiers saved thousands of lives with quick evacuations of wounded U.S. fighters in helicopters. It also goes on to display the finest weapons in the world—those possessed by the U.S. Army. (30 minutes)
China Enters the Korean War - 1950
On November 26, 1950, China entered the Korean War, launching a counteroffensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the U.S. and South Korea.
General Matthew Ridgway Oversees UN Retreat from Seoul During Korean War ca. 1950
After China entered the Korean War in late 1950, United Nations (UN) forces under U.S. command were forced to make a long southern retreat. Matthew Ridgway, who was promoted to head of the Eighth Army after General Walton H. Walker was killed in an automobile accident, oversaw the retreat from Seoul. Ridgway's forces regained Seoul in March 1951, and President Harry S. Truman announced that he would seek peace negotiations that divided the country at the 38th parallel.
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