First To Fight: US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53)

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  • 2010
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In June of 1950, the North Korean army stormed across the 38th Parallel and invaded South Korea. There to stop their advance was the United States Marine Corps. From the beaches of Inchon to the frozen battlefield of Chosin, the marines fight on land, sea and in the air in America's first major conflict of the Cold War.

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US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Stalemate
12. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Stalemate
August 17, 2010
During the spring and summer of 1953 battles were fought over hills with no particular strategic importance except to influence the Panmunjom peace talks that finally produced an armistice on July 27th 1953 ending hostilities.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): The Fall of Caesar
11. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): The Fall of Caesar
August 10, 2010
The fourth battle of Seoul began in March 1951 with the city retaken by the U.S. military by mid-month. Meanwhile, controversy over policy issues were building between General MacArthur and President Truman. On April 11, 1951 Truman relived MacArthur.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Shackled
10. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Shackled
August 3, 2010
U.S. historians call the evacuation from Hungnam in North Korea in December 1950 'The greatest evacuation movement by sea in US military history'. 100,000 troops, 17,500 vehicles and 350,000 tons of cargo were successfully evacuated.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Tools of the Trade
9. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Tools of the Trade
July 27, 2010
The initial units sent to Korea in 1950 used the same weapons from WW II; including the M-1 rifle, M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun, the famous .45 caliber pistol, the 105mm and 155mm artillery, and the M4A3 'Sherman IV', the WWII battle tank.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Wings Over Korea
8. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Wings Over Korea
July 20, 2010
When the Korean War broke out the attacking North Korean forces had Soviet built MiG 15 jet fighters. The U.S. rapidly deployed the F-86 Sabre Jet. 'MiG Alley' became the birthplace of jet versus jet aerial combat.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Fire and Ice
7. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Fire and Ice
July 13, 2010
The Marines breakout from the Chosin Reservoir breakout battle was fought in some of the most difficult and roughest terrain in Korea and in freezing winter weather conditions. All who served in the campaign became known as the 'The Chosin Few'.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): People's Army
6. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): People's Army
July 6, 2010
U.N. forces continue their advance in North Korea closing to the Korean/China border. As winter moves in the Chines Army mounts a massive attack and overruns the U.N. forces with eight Chinese divisions encircling the Marines at the Chosin reservoir.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): The Drive North
5. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): The Drive North
June 29, 2010
US led UN forces retake Seoul, crush the North Korean forces around the Pusan Perimeter; cross the 38th Parallel into North Korea and push toward Pyongyang, capturing the capital of North Korea on October 19, 1950, despite warnings from Communist China.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Inchon
4. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Inchon
June 22, 2010
With U.S. and U.N. forces locked in the struggle to break out from the Pusan Perimeter, General MacArthur put in place what was perhaps the most remembered aspect of the Korean War: The amphibious landing at Inchon on September 15, 1950.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Holding On
3. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Holding On
June 15, 2010
The arrival of the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade in August 1950 bolstered the U.S. and South Korean forces in the Pusan perimeter. The attacking North Korean army was stalled in part with the 5th Marines stand at the Naktong River.
US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Backs to the Sea
2. US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53): Backs to the Sea
June 8, 2010
North Korea, equipped with Soviet arms and supported by the Soviet Union, crosses the 38th Parallel and invades South Korea on June 25, 1950. The North push through the defenses and capture Seoul, the South Korean capital. U.S. forces dig in at Pusan.
Shinmiyangyo
1. Shinmiyangyo
June 1, 2010
America's first military action in Korea: With no diplomatic solution to the sinking of the U.S. ship General Sherman by Korean forces, an American naval squadron landed a force of Marines that occupied several forts on the Han River in June, 1871.
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In June of 1950, the North Korean army stormed across the 38th Parallel and invaded South Korea. There to stop their advance was the United States Marine Corps. From the beaches of Inchon to the frozen battlefield of Chosin, the marines fight on land, sea and in the air in America's first major conflict of the Cold War.

First To Fight: US Marines In The Korean War (1950-53) is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2010.

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  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 2010