It was called MacArthur’s masterstroke – a daring amphibious assault – deep behind enemy lines – and it changed the course of the Korean War.
In June of 1950 the North Korean People’s Army – backed by the Soviet Union – invaded South Korea. By August – American and South Korean troops had been pushed back into a tiny perimeter on the peninsula’s southern coast.
It was a desperate situation – requiring a bold, daring solution and Douglas MacArthur had one: place 70,000 U.S. & South Korean marines and soldiers on 320 ships, have them navigate the treacherous 30-foot tides to scale the seawall at Inchon – and then fight their way inland to liberate Seoul, South Korea’s capital.
In this powerful episode of “War Stories with Oliver North”, you’ll meet the extraordinary men – Americans and Korean – who fought those terrible battles – and accomplished what few believed could ever be done.
To show you how their courage still inspires a new generation of American and South Korean troops today, we went to Inchon, Seoul – and the DMZ – the demilitarized zone that separates the democratic south from the communist north.
Join us in this podcast – as we visit the battlefields where MacArthur’s masterstroke was fought – and see if you aren’t inspired as well.