American Experience

The Battle of Chosin, Chapter 1

Clip: Season 29 Episode 4 | 9m 37s

On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders , including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People’s Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong into the five-month-old Korean War.

Aired: 11/01/16

Rating: NR

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