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September 11th, 2003
A State of Mind
North Korea and the Korean War: Introduction

To North Korea in 1950, the U.S.-backed Republic of Korea to its south was just the latest installment in Korea’s long history of occupation by foreign powers. It was not a situation that nationalist leader Kim Il Sung would long accept — for all the DPRK’s own ties with Moscow and Beijing. His solution was simple: invade and unify.

  • Rosalie Regan

    I don’t know who to contact so I am sending this to you to see if you can help me. I have ten cans of 8mm film my brother-in-law, Robert Regan, took of the Korean War while he was in the Air Force station in Korea. This is film he took for the military. Is anyone interested in this and who do I need to contact. Thank You.
    Rosalie Regan

  • Jessica Mason

    Hello! I realize this is an old post by now, but I would certainly be interested in helping you get that film to the right place. I’m a history prof. and have done several projects with different branches of the military to archive this kind of resource. Please feel free to contact me at if you still have the films. Thanks!

  • John McGain

    I want your film.

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