American Experience

The Battle of Chosin

Season 29 Episode 4 | 1h 53m 25s Video has closed captioning.

American-led United Nations troops were outnumbered and at risk of annihilation at the Chosin Reservoir by the sudden entrance of the People's Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War. The two-week battle that followed, fought in brutally cold temperatures, is one of the most celebrated in Marine Corps annals.

Aired: 11/01/16

Expired: 10/31/19

Rating: NR

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