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By Paul M. Edwards

Written through a educated movie critic and Korean conflict student, this can be the one advisor solely dedicated to the examine of Hollywood and tv movies in line with the Korean conflict, 1950-1953. It opens with 8 brief essays, discussing the allure of the warfare movie style, govt and filmmaker cooperation, the isolation of Korean struggle movies from different battle motion pictures, why John Wayne did not make a Korean warfare movie, the opposite actors who did, the plots of Korean conflict motion pictures, tv and Korean conflict movies, and the myths due to movies. Eighty-four motion pictures are then mentioned in alphabetically prepared entries.

The entries comprise creation unit, colour prestige, manufacturer, director, screenwriter, actors and actresses, motion picture size, and the author's numerical score of the movie. The statement locations each one movie in the context of alternative warfare motion pictures, the Korean warfare, developments in Hollywood, and the social and political realities of the USA. the movies are also indexed chronologically. manufacturers, administrators, screenwriters, actors, and actresses are listed via accountability and are integrated within the basic index. The publication additionally offers a listing of 109 documentary movies to be had for public viewing.

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The Army provided the brunt of the force, were with the Marines at Inchon, Seoul, and at Chosin, and were the ones to hold both the Pusan Perimeter and the Kansas Line, where the final stand was taken. (8) That the Navy primarily transported men and provided landing places for the air war. This was an easy assumption to make from Korean War films. It is far cheaper to do a story about a lost patrol in the hills of Korea than to base a film on the off-coast actions of a destroyer. The carrier stories were a different situation because there was so much air footage available, and because the Navy was very interested in portraying their air arm.

As long as there have been wars there have been prisoners. In the old days when war among Europeans was more "civilized," prisoners, especially officers, were often exchanged on their agreement to fight no more. But as wars engaged more and more of the population, the role of the prisoner became far more significant. During the final prisoner exchange of the Korean War, called Operation Big Switch, 3,597 Americans were released. Of those originally taken prisoner 38 percent died in captivity. In Korea, especially in relations with the Chinese and the Soviets, the plight of the POW was a significant part of the game.

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