Korean War

Learn more about the Korean War – one of the major conflicts of the Cold War Era. See films and resources below.

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Virginians at War Films

Virginians at War: Inchon Landing, Pusan Breakout

This  film covers the basis of the Korean War, the first war ever fought by United Nations forces and a defining conflict of the Cold War. Veterans describe the beginning of the war and some of its earlier conflicts, the Battle of Inchon and the Battle of Pusan Perimeter, both in 1950.

Korea: Inchon-Pusan Resource Packet (PDF)

Korea: Inchon-Pusan Transcript (PDF)

Virginians at War: Korean War – Back from the Yalu

In Back from the Yalu, Virginian veterans of the Korean War share harrowing stories of facing the extreme cold and overwhelming numbers of enemies while fighting a back-and-forth war on the Korean Peninsula. Released on the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, this film reminds us of the desperate nature of a conflict that never truly ended and has become largely known as “The Forgotten War.”

Korea: Back from the Yalu Resource Packet (PDF)

Korea: Back from the Yalu Transcript (PDF)

Virginians at War: Korean War – Hill Fights

This film documents the American experience during the Korean War, focusing on the back-and-forth fighting in mountainous region of the Peninsula.  Virginians share their memories of a campaign that was filled with extreme cold that made the simplest tactics nearly impossible.

Korea: Hill Fights Resource Packet (PDF)

Korea: Hill Fights Transcript (PDF)

Recorded Lectures and Lessons

If you are interested in scheduling a future lesson with the Virginia War Memorial Education Department (in person or via distance learning/outreach), please reach out to education@vawarmemorial.org.

Livestream: Eyewitness to History – Former Governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder

Aired July 27, 2020
Join us as we commemorate Korean War Veterans Armistice Day by interviewing Korean War Veteran and former Governor of Virginia L. Douglas Wilder, who was the recipient of a Bronze Star for his service during the Korean War.


Resources and Activities

Resources and activities for the Korean War coming soon.