Assembly (Ji Jie Hao)
In 1948, during the Chinese Civil War, the Captain Gu Zidi from the Liberation Army falls in disgrace with his superiors after an incident with prisoners of war. He is assigned with his forty-seven soldiers from the Nineth Company to defend a coal mine until they hear the retreat assembly of the bugle. Gu Zidi never hears the call, his men die and he gathers their bodies inside the mine. Gu Zidi awakes in a hospital and neither his identity and nor his officer ranking are recognized; the forty-seven soldiers that heroically died are only considered missing and their action is completely unknown by the high-command. Gu Zidi fights in the Korea War and spends the rest of his life feeling guilty for the death of his men and trying to prove and achieve recognition for the honorable deed of his forty-seven soldiers.
movie link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXEiWrPuTIg
Based on a true story of 1968 Korean Republic Army plan to assassinate North Korean president Kim Il-Sung. 31 criminals and death row inmates are recruited into secret training on the island of Silmi; for two years they are subjected to maximum mental and physical abuse before the mission is cancelled and the unit terminated.
movie link: http://www.gooddrama.net/korean-movie/silmido-the-movie
The Front Line
Towards the end of the Korean War an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills fierce fighting continues. A race to capture a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. A bullet is then found in the body of dead company commander of the South Korean army. The bullet that killed the company commander belongs to the South Korean army. Lieutenant of the Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo is ordered to go out into the Eastern front line and investigate the murder. When Kang Eun-Pyo arrives in the Aerok Hills he is surprised to find his old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok commanding troops in the Aerok Hills. Kang Eun-Pyo believed Kim Soo-Hyeok was dead. In their younger years, Kim Soo-Hyeok was a meek student, but he eventually became the leader of Aerok company as a lieutenant. The situation in the Aerok company raises many flags in the eyes of Kang Eun-Pyo. Soldiers wear North Korean uniforms inside due to the …
movie link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2007387/
Taegukgi – The Brotherhood of War
In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae’s fiancé Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and his mother are tough workers, who sacrifice themselves to send Jin-seok to the university. When North Korea invades the South, the family escapes to a relative’s house in the country, but along their journey, Jin-seok is forced to join the army to fight in the front, and Jin-tae enlists too to protect his young brother. The commander promises Jin-tae that if he gets a medal he would release his brother, and Jin-tae becomes the braver soldier in the company. Along the bloody war between brothers, the relationship of Jin-seok with his older brother deteriorates leading to a dramatic and tragic end.
movie link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIedEu7lL8E
71: Into the Fire
If you have looked forward to the movie we told you about in which T.O.P stared in! This is the movie!! Enjoy~XDDD
71: Into the Fire is a 2010 South Korean war film written by Lee Man-Hee and directed by Lee Jae-han. The film was made in commemoration of those who fought during the Korean War, to raise awareness of the existence and importance of the student-soldiers during that period.
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.
movie link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWlrVJkvlEs
“The Story after Korean War” exhibition:
The exhibition shows the aftermath of the korean war.
How people used military goods as basic necessities to get by everyday; military telegraph wire used to make bags and basket; furniture made up of crude oil box; cannon canister used as a school bell, heater and chimney; the empty cartridge which originally held bullets that killed thousands of men, used as a case for acupuncture materials that saved countless people.
The photograph exhibited, which depicts a 101 years old grandmother holding her son’s (a fallen soldier in Korean War) first and final letter in front of his tomb that is positioned in Korean War Memorial, made people lost for words in sadness and solemnity.
Through this exhibition, the artists found various ways to express tears, pains, despair and hope, all the feelings that a war can present in the form of visual arts.
This video shows the exhibition that wishes to send the message of hope in the midst of despair and how they stood up in times of hardship through the memoirs of war.
War delivered through dance; the 16th National Creative Performing Art Festival in ChangMoo:
It has been 60 years since the korean war has ended in armistice. During the 16th National Creative Performing Art Festival in ChangMoo, 25 teams from 6 different countries have participated with performance prepared under this year’s theme of “War, the Arts and a Cure ”. All the performances strive to cure war’s emotional damage.
Among those 25 unique performances put up by participating teams, there are three productions that captured all the audiences’ attention.
“The Icy River” which expressed the pain and desperation of the refugees who had to risk their lives, crossing an icy river in winter in order to flee from the soldiers.
“Morning Glory” which expresses the tragedies felt by the prisoners of war inin Geojeodo prison as a flower of morning glory that blooms in the dawn but is gone by the day.
“Mistakes of Memories” shows the violence and trauma of war felt by a primary school student at that time through dances and songs.
Truth and Causes of Korean War
This is a report of the internal reasons of why Korean war happened, written in the perspective of not Korean, but an American who has studied in Korea University with his areas of specialization include international relations, Chinese modern history, comparative politics, and the politics of both the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea. Thus, this book could reflect many perspectives of korean war far more clearly than other books.
Author Kim Chan Soo
Korean War from My Memory
The author, who went through the terrors of Korean War amidst the soldiers, wrote down what he felt and experienced. Through his miserable and painful memoir, even younger generation can feel the pain and the desperation, the worst sides of a war, that they have never faced and learn the value of today’s world.
Author Park Tae Gyun
The Korean War
Korean war, though happened between two small countries, affected many countries from neighbouring country like china and even far away country like US. For three years during which Korean War took place, estimated 1.5.million soldiers died in korea. In this book, the author tries to explain the relationship between the countries and impacts of this war on current international affairs through quite a different view from common paradigm.