Cold War: The Korean War 1950-53 Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
1a What does the news film tell you about the nature of the fighting?
1b How has the war affected civilians?
1c Describe the treatment of North Korean prisoners.

Analysis and Interpretation
1d Do you get the impression that this report is accurate? Explain your view.
1e Is there any evidence of selective use of clips to emphasise one particular aspect of the war?
1f How could you check the accuracy of a clip like this?

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A French news film from late 1950 which gives an overview of various aspects of the war in Korea (ITN Archive/Pathe).

A French news film from late 1950 which gives an overview of various aspects of the war in Korea