Korean War Podcast

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Dec 26, 2015

The successful defence by the South Korean Second Corp is undermined by the defeat of the South Korean First Corp at the battle of Andong.  The fight for the town of Yongdok near the east coast.  The plight of Korean refugees.  A biography of Kim Paek Il, the commander of the South Korean First Corp.

Dec 19, 2015

The arrival of the American 25th Division and the American 1st Cavalry Division into the battle, however they are pushed back by the North Korean Army.  The poor performance of the American 24th Regiment.  General Walker's 'Stand or Die' order.  A biography of Leon Gilbert an American officer sentenced to death by a Court Martial.

Dec 12, 2015

The North Korean Army conquest of South West Korea.  The defeat of the American 24th Division by the North Korean 4th and 6th Divisions.  American Air Force tactics as the North Korean Army learn not to expose themselves during the day.  A biography of Brigadier General Church, the new commander of the American 24th Division.

Dec 5, 2015

The American press reaction to the American Army's defeats in July 1950.  The defeat of the American 24th Division by the North Korean 3rd and 4th Division at Taejon.  Major General Dean is captured by the North Koreans.  A biography of Marguerite Higgins, an award winning war reporter.

Nov 28, 2015

The American defence of the south bank of the Kum River is broken though by the North Korean Army.  The planning of future reinforcements for the United Nations Army in Korea.  The poor state of some American equipment in Korea.  The improved ground attack performance of the American Air Force.  The F51 Mustang warplane.  A biography of General Walker the commander of the Eight Army.

Nov 21, 2015

The South Korean Army fights to delay the North Korean Second Corp in Central and Eastern Korea.  The diet of the South Korean Soldiers.  The mass murder of South Korean Civilians by the Army and Police by both the North and South Korea.  

Nov 14, 2015

The piecemeal deployment of the 24th Division.  The American defeat at Pyeongtaek and Chonan.  The American retreat to the Kum River.  A comparison of the North Korean T34 tank and the American M24 light tank.  The biography of the Division commander Major General Dean.

Nov 7, 2015

The bad state of the South Korean Army south of the Han River.  The North Korean Army crosses the river and strikes South.  The American Air Force in action.  The first American ground troops go into action. A biography of General Stratemeyer commander of the American Air Force in the far east.

Oct 31, 2015

The United Nations votes to use force to defend South Korea.  President Truman commits American military forces to South Korea.  The United States Air force in action over South Korea.  General Mac Arthur visits South Korea.  A biography of Harry Truman.

Oct 24, 2015

The South Korean Government to defend Seoul.  The premature destruction of the bridges over the Ham River trapping part of the South Korean Army on the North Bank.  The North Koreans captured Seoul.  A biography of Kim Chaek, the deputy leader of North Korea.

Oct 17, 2015

The attack of the North Korean Second Corp in central and eastern Korea.  The reaction of the American Government to the North Korean invasion.  The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the invasion.  A biography of John Chang the South Korean ambassador to the United States.

Oct 10, 2015

The attack of the North Korean First Corp.  The capture of the Onegin peninsular.  The advance towards Seoul.  The reaction of the South Korean Army Command, the failure of their counter attack at Uijongbu.  A biography of General Chae, the Chief of Staff of the South Korean Army. 

Oct 3, 2015

Russian involvement in the invasion planning.  The superiority of the North Korean Armed Forces.  The failure of the South Korean Army high command to realise the signs of the coming invasion.  A biography of Kang Kon, the North Korean Army chief of staff.

Sep 25, 2015

The South Korean Government and Army from 1948 to 1950.  The withdraw of American and Soviet troops from Korea.  The border battles between North and South Korean troops.  The international background of the Cold War.  A biography of Pak Hon Yong, the South Korean Communist leader.

Sep 15, 2015

The American occupation of South Korea from 1945 to 1948.  The troublesome nature of politics in South Korea.  The difficult working relationship between the Americans and the Soviets.  The formation of the South Korean Constabulary.  A biography of General Douglas Mac Arthur, the commander of American forces in the Far East.

Sep 11, 2015

A History of the Korean Communist Party.  The Soviet occuaption of North Korea.  The Communist takeover of North Korea.  The creation of the North Korean State.  The foundation of the North Korean Army.  A biography of Kim Il Sung.

Aug 29, 2015

The geography of Korea.  The History of the Japanese occupation of Korea.  A biography of Syngham Rhee, the first president of Korea.