Korea: The Unfinished War (2003): S01E10 – A Conflict Frozen in Time


A 2003 documentary revealing the history of the Korean War.


At the end of 1951 and into 1952, the Korean War looked like World War I: Static front lines. A Main Line of Resistance (for both sides). A No Man’s Land in between.

Basically the United Nations forces and the Communist forces manned outposts on the hills surrounding the lines of resistance and the war became a series of battles for control of these high ground outposts., with several changing hands many times.

Eventually the peace talks resumed in Panmunjom and in July 1953 an armistice was signed – No peace treaty was ever signed.

Both South and North Korea claim sovereignty over the entire Peninsula and the Demilitarised Zone (at the 38th Parallel where it all began) is the most heavily fortified border in the world.

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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