bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,

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Korean War Doc On PBS Right Now

PBS' Nova is showing "Missing In MIG Alley" right now, a documentary about missing American and British pilots from the Korean War. Not only historically interesting, but good background for people writing Cold War fic or get a better understanding of the era.

I have a special interest in anything Korean War because my dad fought in it. It was a war that could have seen the use of nuclear weapons, was World War I-like in the brutal trench warfare after the first year, and many parallels to Vietnam.

The air war was especially dramatic with the introduction of the jet.

It's good background for DC's The New Frontier, too.

The politicians were so afraid of starting World War III that there were a lot of sacrifices made, like these missing pilots being possibly taken by Soviets and not a word about it made public. :(
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