Korea: The Unfinished War (2003): S01E07 – The Big Bug Out


A 2003 documentary revealing the history of the Korean War.


The United Nations forces in the eastern part of North Korea, mostly US Marines and Army infantry, were being pulled out of North Korea to the coast to Hungnam to leave North Korea.

This was a fighting withdrawal, especially for the 14,000 Marines and infantry moving from Yudam-ni and Toko ri towards the Funchinlin Pass.

They contended with at least four Chinese divisions and fought several pitched battles along the way to the coast, especially at Hill 1081 near Funchilin Pass.

The last Marine senior officer to leave the pass was Chesty Puller.

Korea: The Unfinished War Series

You can find a full index of Korea: The Unfinished War series here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Brian McKenna.
  • Producer(s): Anne Gelbert, Christine Le Goff, and Stephen Phizicky.
  • Narrator(s): Brian McKenna and Terence McKenna.
  • Release Date: 2003.
  • Running Time: 53 minutes.
  • Country: Canada.
  • Language: English.

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