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Archives of War, Vol. 3: Korea; Vietnam
 
 
Artist
Marty Callaghan, producer.
Studio MPI Home Video
Format DVD
DVD Encoding
Region 1: North America  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 030306730226
Runtime/Release Date 3 hrs 15 mins/2002
Daedalus Item Code 35187
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This DVD, the third in the series, begins with the story of the Cold War's first "hot" conflict, from the invasion of South Korea by the North Korean Army on June 25, 1950, to the armistice that was signed three years later. Also covered are events from the war's aftermath, including political protests in South Korea, the positioning of tactical atomic weapons on the Korean peninsula, and the resignation of South Korea's president. Part two of this disc illustrates several phases of the Vietnam conflict, from the French struggle against communist Viet Minh in the 1950s—including the fall of Dien Bien Phu—to the start of the Paris peace negotiations in 1968.

This unconventional documentary series examines warfare in the 20th century, principally through vintage black and white newsreels shot by Britain's Pathé News (much of it unfamiliar to American audiences). There are no on-screen historians offering perspective, and the only background information is provided by occasional screens of scrolling text, allowing viewers to interpret the newsreel footage for themselves.

 
 
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