The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

​The Korean War lasted three years, killed 35,000 Americans and 3 million Koreans, and involved the armed forces of 16 countries. It was the first hot war in the American battle against communism and almost careened into worldwide nuclear conflagration. It pitted commanders in the field against commanders in the White House, and many so-called “great men” of history—Truman, MacArthur, Mao, Stalin—against each other.

“The Coldest Winter” tells the story of the Korean War based on the last work of history from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam. The film, like the book, is based on interviews with American, Korean, and Chinese veterans, politicians, journalists, and other eyewitnesses, and on the raw materials recorded in their wartime notebooks, letters home, published and unpublished memoirs, photos and films. A co-production with Jigsaw Films.

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