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This is Korea Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 Documentary

This is Korea

Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 Documentary

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This NFU newsreel begins with a potted history of Korea, from the founding of the “land of the morning calm” to the devastation wrought from the 1950 invasion of South Korea by communist North Korea. The Asian country was of interest to New Zealanders as Kiwi troops (‘Kayforce’) were stationed there, helping defend the south under United Nations command. Kiwi soldiers are shown playing footy, and on leave in Tokyo, before the gunners see action supporting an infantry advance across the 38th Parallel, and a NZ Navy frigate takes on a shore battery.

Key Cast & Crew

Bruce Weir

Narrator

Randal Beattie

Camera

Michael Hardwick

Editor, Director, Writer

Korea has served as bridge and battleground for her stronger neighbours.
– From the narration