Our Time in Hell: The Korean War

On 25 June 1950, the North Korean army invaded South Korea, violating a truce struck at the end of World War II, and starting a conflict that would bring the U.S., China, and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war. By August 1950, the North Koreans had pushed the ill-prepared American and United Nations forces into a small area around the port city of Pusan. Facing strong opposition from President Truman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur launched a massive invasion of the port of Inchon and went on to recapture Seoul, turning the tide of the war. When the North Koreans retreated to their homeland, MacArthur followed them, assuring a skeptical Truman that the Chinese would not enter the war. Little did he know that Chairman Mao was sending a quarter-million troops into North Korea to repel the Americans and take the whole peninsula. Our Time in Hell tells the story of the Korean War with newsreels, old footage and extensive interviews with American soldiers. Produced by Great Divide Pictures for Discovery Channel.

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  1. Jacob Schebler

    Jacob Schebler

    22 일 전

    More often than I should, I thank whatever it was that kept me out of a war like this one.. 3/7.. '02-'07

  2. Logan Spata

    Logan Spata

    개월 전

    My great grandpa was in the Korean war. R.I.P 1932-2017

  3. Joseph Zao

    Joseph Zao

    개월 전

    Chesty Puller is buried in Hell. Love or money is not getting him out. Any doubts?

  4. Chairman Mao

    Chairman Mao

    개월 전

    Documentary of the China side: koplayers.info/show/NzNHV1dZTVQzWUE.html

  5. Breakneck

    Breakneck

    개월 전

    My pap was in the Flying Fortress during the Korean War. He told me a story they ran out of munitions and got lost flying back to base when an unidentified craft flew up on them. Here it was the North Koreans. They had nothing to fight back with had they fired on them but they let him go instead. He never understood why they didn't shoot them down.

  6. MorallyQuestionable

    MorallyQuestionable

    개월 전

    I dont want to know what would have happened if macarthur would have become president

  7. Joe Om

    Joe Om

    2 개월 전

    Isnt Alexander Haig the guy who saved Israel last minute before it got wiped out from the face of the earth, battle of Yom Kippur? Kinda cool seeing him just casually being interviewed for a documentary. Hes way above a doc interview after what he did if thats the same guy.

  8. Yi Shao

    Yi Shao

    2 개월 전

    Actually Chinese and American are all victims because the war was triggered by Korean's civil war

  9. charles brooks

    charles brooks

    2 개월 전

    Truman should have nuked the hell out china and it's proxy north korea.

  10. charles brooks

    charles brooks

    2 개월 전

    Now with the most powerful weapons on earth,we could kill everything living in North Korea,Just one of our b2 bombers could do it in about 45 minutes.Kim had better watch his ass.He would be the first target that we would hit,killing him and millions close to him.He cannot hide from us,Why do you think we really don't care about North Korea,because it would be checkmate instantly.No moving around weapons as chess pieces.If there is a chess set in North Korea,it would be evaporated.

    • Lieshtmeiser

      Lieshtmeiser

      20 일 전

      Its unnecessary to nuke North Korea. All that needs to occur is complete conventional destruction of their nuclear program.

  11. 강삼식

    강삼식

    3 개월 전

    Holy sacrifices give many Korean people free, prosperity , wonderful life. I thank all UN soldiers forever.

  12. Rhys

    Rhys

    3 개월 전

    I have a question, I'm Australian but my mother was originally born in the US and left when she was a baby, my grandfather was in the US airforce in 1957 (Not sure prior to that, but I assume so) my question is, was the US airforce founded around ww2? I'm curious if my grandfather who is now dead (never met him same with my mother who never met him) was possibly in the Korean war in the airforce? I'm not sure if the airforce was founded then or korean war. P.S sorry for taking a while to get to my question, needed to provide background, thanks.

  13. Sam Steffen

    Sam Steffen

    3 개월 전

    That dumb mao screwed up in this war

  14. Rubben 9276

    Rubben 9276

    3 개월 전

    Fucking communists.

  15. Tk So.Philly

    Tk So.Philly

    3 개월 전

    My Father(rip),lied about his age in order to go to Korea.His older buddies went.This was during a time when ALL young men were patriotic.It was a sort of passage of rites....-So I too later joined.

  16. Marquis Songs

    Marquis Songs

    3 개월 전

    WELCOME TO AMERICA AGAIN (The Forgotten War) is a tribute to the American combat veteran in Korea koplayers.info/show/T1c3c29YQng3UUE.html

  17. ultrabaiter

    ultrabaiter

    3 개월 전

    How can these leftists these days..the sjws....stand and call each other 'comrade' and extol the virtues of Communism, when the 20th century was almost drowned on the blood spilt in its name? I suppose they are just ignorant of the proven true horror of Communism..so we must make sure we never let them forget that they are following an ideology of pure evil, that destroys the individual and reduces them to no more than a cog in the machine or strand of corn to be reaped thoughtlessly to fuel the overall plan. We cannot allow the left to get power. We hear all the time about the rise of the far right...but its the rise of the far left that is the most frightening and real danger that the west is currently facing. Sure extreme Islam is a worry, but they are only gaininy power as a pawn of the extreme left...who are being more open about their admiration of communism than at any time I can remember. (Im in the uk..and the further left they go...the less popular support they recieve...but they dont care about popularity, as long as they have power, and they have enough of that to fight against the vote to leave the EU, which should have happened months ago, and is still not a sure thing, even with a 100% pro Brexit PM.. They want us in the socialist hell of the EU at all costs, against the will of the people.

  18. ultrabaiter

    ultrabaiter

    3 개월 전

    I expect any USMC guys with historical knowledge today, love to remind their Army cousins of how they stabilised the line at Pusan..and then opened the second front with the landing at Inchon...and really...lets be honest here, pulled the Army out of the fire! This is a simplified version of events..but Marines like it simple. Maybe especially the USMC, For whom the frontal assault was their stock in trade in ww2. RM being a bit more sneaky by night! (Only kidding, all the best to all US Marines from an ex Royal Marine. Par Mare, Par Terram brothers!)

  19. Laoagan Lester

    Laoagan Lester

    3 개월 전

    We can see in human history how human selfishness and hunger for power and victory affect many lives!!!

    • Lieshtmeiser

      Lieshtmeiser

      20 일 전

      American weakness, Soviet strength is what spawned this war.

  20. lee senger

    lee senger

    4 개월 전

    Facts and propaganda mixed together makes for a great video!

  21. Andre Valdez

    Andre Valdez

    4 개월 전

    Why are there no mainstream films about the korean war?

  22. Toby Namonne

    Toby Namonne

    4 개월 전

    I wonder why the army didn't issue their ww2 stock of 75mm anti tank gun to the Task Force Smith?? They just gave them the flimsy Bazooka and told them that it will penetrate them T34 like hot knife to a butter...fuckin' army!!

    • Lieshtmeiser

      Lieshtmeiser

      20 일 전

      Pretty pathetic, I agree.

  23. George Smith

    George Smith

    4 개월 전

    People need to know how to compromise. But unfortunately human beings are too greedy.

  24. Bryan McKnight

    Bryan McKnight

    4 개월 전

    Just like the famous poem says, "When I get to Heaven, to St. Peter I will tell, one more Marine (or soldier/sailor) reporting, I've served my time in hell." God bless all that fought and perished, especially the forces of democracy, but even our godless enemy.

  25. Minor Threat

    Minor Threat

    4 개월 전

    Why didn't we use our air superiority? They had none. We could have bombed the hell out of them and mass artillery, the same as ww2? Napalm, carpet bomb?

    • Minor Threat

      Minor Threat

      4 개월 전

      @Jason Jason We carpet bombed German positions obliterating them, they said we thought about using the A-bomb because they had us at the brink. My question is, why did it ever get that bad having complete air superiority?

    • Minor Threat

      Minor Threat

      4 개월 전

      @Jason Jason After I commented I heard him say they attacked at night when there was no air cover. We flew night raids in ww2.

    • Minor Threat

      Minor Threat

      4 개월 전

      @Jason Jason I meant when the Chinese first entered and pushed us all the way back?

    • Jason Jason

      Jason Jason

      4 개월 전

      We did, thats how we halted their advance to pusan

  26. Tomorrison28

    Tomorrison28

    4 개월 전

    It's amazing how people forget America and China already fought a war

    • Qiao Liu

      Qiao Liu

      개월 전

      It's get forgetten on the US side, but on the Chinese side, not necessarily...

  27. Steven Comstock

    Steven Comstock

    4 개월 전

    Irony is that Truman was dead set on doing away the Marines, only keeping a ceremonial command basically 8th & I.

  28. Christopher Isac

    Christopher Isac

    5 개월 전

    Soldiers don't retreat they advance towards the rear!!

  29. Constantine Joseph

    Constantine Joseph

    5 개월 전

    Why are there no American Hollywood films on Korean war? The rest of the wars were greatly celebrated?? Is it because of the high casualty rate and vicious fighting?

    • baamonster2

      baamonster2

      4 개월 전

      It would make the Chinese look bad. Hollywood wants to sell movies to the Chinese.

  30. Cher Chu Hai Kieu

    Cher Chu Hai Kieu

    5 개월 전

    General MacArthur is a great hero for the American people and will always be.

    • F V

      F V

      5 개월 전

      Are you crazy or smth?

  31. Rick James5678

    Rick James5678

    5 개월 전

    Today, Democrats supporters would be spitting on returning U.S. troops and burning the flag. A violent, sick, and non accepting people they are.

  32. Brandon Blackfyre

    Brandon Blackfyre

    5 개월 전

    Crazy a lot of people forget about the Korean War. They only remember the Vietnam war. We are still basically at war with North Korea today. Shots are still fired at the DMZ.

  33. Jing Wang

    Jing Wang

    5 개월 전

    Nearly 70 years later, have we humans got any better?

    • Lieshtmeiser

      Lieshtmeiser

      20 일 전

      I think the real question is: has the Kim Dynasty got any better. The answer is: no.

    • The Kameleon

      The Kameleon

      5 개월 전

      No.. And never will. Its in our nature to destroy ourselves.

  34. Uno Astro

    Uno Astro

    5 개월 전

    Those soldiers did not die in vain. Just look at the difference between North and South Korea today terms of quality of life. North Korea has those torture camps and are mostly living under extreme poverty. South Korea, on the other hand has Samsung, Hyundai, Kpop, and a very strong economy.

  35. Ripped Torn

    Ripped Torn

    6 개월 전

    So from the US standpoint? Americans you are the invaders fighting for nobody's freedom other than your ruling class . Stop being bootlickers and join the world working class .

  36. eternalobi

    eternalobi

    6 개월 전

    If korean war didnt happen. There wont be South Korea. Only north Korea exist. And Taiwan would also be in the control of China. Basically another Hainan province.

    • tang terry

      tang terry

      5 개월 전

      eternalobi yeah,and that will hurt America so bad ,right?

  37. Brandon Bentley

    Brandon Bentley

    6 개월 전

    God bless them us soldiers who fit Korea I they told me their stories it was bloody the worst mistake we ever made not letting MacArthur invade China and whipping and not letting Patton whip Russia in ww2 they tougher than a us soldier they fit hand to hand fuck China my blood still laying their

  38. The Dave

    The Dave

    6 개월 전

    Truman was a POS. But then again he was a democrat and democrat is synonymous with Piece of Shit.

  39. Nate Crosman

    Nate Crosman

    6 개월 전

    MacArthur.... So much intelligence tactically, such a dink when it comes to common sense.

  40. mark reynolds

    mark reynolds

    6 개월 전

    one thing ive always noticed is th share brutality and disregard 4 human life the oriental forces (japan es/ korean/Vietnamese ) have displayed. people bitch about th anglosphere, and i know we havnt been th best, but christ almighty we have been th fairest and most human by a long shot !

  41. Julian Zhang

    Julian Zhang

    6 개월 전

    Terrible translation, in 2:15. The man is talking about the number of death without any expression, but the translation is "I am afraid of death".That's a joke, and it is not funny.

  42. Bobby Chang

    Bobby Chang

    7 개월 전

    The only reason A-bomb was not used...... because USSR had it in 1949.

  43. danthedewman1

    danthedewman1

    7 개월 전

    The asian commies were plain..DUMB...

  44. marc layne

    marc layne

    7 개월 전

    My father & uncle fought in Korean War....they were never the same after.....

    • George Smith

      George Smith

      4 개월 전

      One brother of my grandfather fought there as well. After he returned to China, he suffered from a intermittent mental disease during the attack of which he behaved like a fighting soldier in the battle field, crying and running or even crawling for even several miles. He also became alcoholism until he died in his fifties. For any war, lay people suffered just for the interests of elites

  45. 忽悠扑火的

    忽悠扑火的

    7 개월 전

    totally fake statement about the forced conscription of Chinese army。

  46. yongheng Mei

    yongheng Mei

    7 개월 전

    My grandfather’s uncle was in that war

  47. 诗晨的darling Zz

    诗晨的darling Zz

    7 개월 전

    my grandpa killed 9 US soldiers during that war

    • King Of Knowledge

      King Of Knowledge

      6 개월 전

      对于美国人来说,他们唯一能理解的就是拳头,致敬每一位在朝鲜战场保卫东北的英雄

    • 诗晨的darling Zz

      诗晨的darling Zz

      6 개월 전

      Brad Piff He just did his duty as the soldiers.

    • Brad Piff

      Brad Piff

      6 개월 전

      诗晨的darling Zz fuck ur grandpa

  48. Marquis Songs

    Marquis Songs

    7 개월 전

    WELCOME TO AMERICA AGAIN koplayers.info/show/T1c3c29YQng3UUE.html

  49. Ling Bright

    Ling Bright

    7 개월 전

    One more fact, Douglas MacArthur has bombed over Yalu river killed many Chinese and destroy China's industry buildings under the name of mistakes before China send troops into Korea without an Air Force. As the US soldier described here that they are shocked the Chinese troops are bare foot in the snow. Only reason is that 1 yr old new Republic China is fighting for its survival. Mao doesn't want to fight with American, and stayed up whole night and changed his mind several times to make the decision even at last minute, not as shown in the video as if he is happy to do that.I come to a conclusion after research documentary from both sides that Republican General Dog's aggressive stance should be responsible for this tragedy.

  50. avatar 37

    avatar 37

    7 개월 전

    My grampa and great grampa was in Korean wars for a fact of the air force and one died years and years later and other is alive so

  51. Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye

    7 개월 전

    Very Brief Suggestion : The South Korean issue : is at least 400-500 billion worth of exports per year. while the returning of the southern part to the Motherland the DPRK would mean that the difference in South Korean industrial output and exports would be distributed or divided by major industrial countries especially Japan, China and D America. this is Not a bad deal for all industrial nations particularly the involving parties : DPRK , Japan , China , D America . After the reunification of the southern part, the Northern part will need about two decades to become a major industrial country During this period, these industrial nations will benefit from or enjoy the absence of the competing S.Korean products from the international markets . DPRK needs this 20 years period in order to establish full control over the poisoned inwardly , mentally and ideologically population and organize the home front , wipe of all effects of the war , eliminate the constraints of the communist system and the modality of economy oriented . all major transformation processes needs to come in phases , So as not to be affected a large sectors of the economy in particular the production means like the major employers industrial and farming sectors and thus wreaks havoc on large segments of society . all steps should be under the state monitoring and her supervision so this period of Self-retroversion and interest in arranging the internal situation of the Korean Peninsula will be a golden opportunity for all parties, especially the industrialized countries, which will be able to increase exports, open new markets and improve their trade balance and reduce their budget deficit and make more money .... Donkey American will double his gains by get rid of his long lasting military commitment to protect the southern part which is empty obligation i don't think even the most D American strategic planners are optimistic , thinks that geopolitical equilibrium in East Asia will allow the United States to repeat her glory experiment of the collapse of the communist regime in Eastern Europe, let alone the possibility of waging war and emerge victorious from it even if led to full scale nuclear war or WW3 . so the question here is the southern part worth this effort and these great sacrifices that may lead to the end of the world .

  52. Beichen Liang

    Beichen Liang

    7 개월 전

    46:09 美军也抓鸡了

    • Yiheng Zhang

      Yiheng Zhang

      7 개월 전

      沿袭了皇军的优良传统

    • Zhen Lin CHN

      Zhen Lin CHN

      7 개월 전

      哈哈,抓的,前一些年我还看到美军在阿富汗的士兵抓鸡呢。😂

  53. Yuet Lee

    Yuet Lee

    8 개월 전

    I'm Canadian, one of my best friends is from south Korea. He's constantly spewing anti-US rhetoric like how their role in world conflict is exaggerated or propaganda. He doesn't do it anymore when I'm around because I remind him everytime that 34,000 US soldiers died so he could be here to bad mouth the US.

  54. Robert Arciaga

    Robert Arciaga

    8 개월 전

    di talaga nila kaya ang North korea waa

  55. eryao zhang

    eryao zhang

    8 개월 전

    China don’t want to get involved.We want Soviet Union go help the damm North Korean. Only thing we want is not let US army space locate too close to the borderline.

  56. 梁輈Shawn

    梁輈Shawn

    8 개월 전

    War is like a game, but never funny.

  57. Versetti

    Versetti

    8 개월 전

    It was a bigger hell for Koreans than it was for the american soldiers.

  58. William Menendez

    William Menendez

    8 개월 전

    My grandfather was in the 24th infantry division, the first American unit to set boots to the ground in Korea during the war. He was in combat and killed men there. He was a real hero.

  59. Chris French

    Chris French

    8 개월 전

    My grandfather was one of the BLESSED few of his Marine unit to survive the Chosin Reservoir.... He even captured their flag and had the men frm his unit sign it... He then went on to do 3 tours in Vietnam.... Retired as a Gunnery Sergeant and received several awards including Purple Heart.... RIP Grandpa 🙏

  60. John William Ellis

    John William Ellis

    8 개월 전

    My grandfather just passed on easter sunday. Greatest man I'll ever know. He did 3 tours and went through hell he never told my family about but only told me some. He said they would use bodies as sandbags when under fire and some where only teenagers. Breaks my heart to know what such a great man had to go through along with all the upstanding men, not only on the American side.

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