MacArthur's War with Truman
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How and why did the Korean War start? How did the U.S. and the UN get involved?
Intended for classroom use, this award-winning documentary examines these key questions, focusing on the controversy which led President Truman to fire General MacArthur. Combining archival footage with color maps and graphics and contemporary interviews, the program raises such still-relevant issues as civilian control of the military and the effects of special interest politics on public policy. A teacher’s guide includes suggested activities, postviewing and discussion questions, and a multiple-choice quiz.
Black-and-white and color
Approximately 40 minutes