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To: jazusamo

Good movie about the Korean War.

“71: Into The Fire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/71:_Into_the_Fire

The film is based on a true story of a group of 71 undertrained and undergunned student-soldiers of South Korea during the Korean War, who were mostly killed on August 11, 1950, during the Battle of P’ohang-dong. For 11 hours, they defended P’ohang-dong girls’ middle school, a strategic point for safeguarding the Nakdong River, from an attack by overwhelming North Korean forces.

These 71 teenagers, most of whom had never shot a gun before, managed to hold out against the advancing North Korean army for 11 hours. Their heroic defense of the area was actually a turning point in the Korean War. 71: Into the Fire tells the story of these student-soldiers over the course of that fateful day.

Oh Jang-beom is forced into becoming the leader of the student-soldier unit, simply because he is one of only three of the students who has combat experience (his combat experience was ammunition running between stations - not actual fighting). The rest of the student-soldiers have not even fired a weapon - that’s how little training these young men had. This lack of experience and training makes the story even more amazing and inspiring.

100,000 South Korean students volunteered to fight in the war. This film was made as a commemoration of their sacrifices and was released during the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

It’s posted on GoogTube with sub-titles!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGfOK5ZHnP4

Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdxPCeWw75k

National Geographic Inside Undercover In North Korea 1/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQXfMMHV8FM


8 posted on 04/04/2013 6:32:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks much for the run down and links!


10 posted on 04/04/2013 6:50:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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