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Online Resources Relating to the Korean Conflict and McCrary's Interview:
  • A summary of the Korean Conflict for Gale US History in Context.
  • Another summary from Credo Reference.
  • An article from Credo Reference about racial integration in the military. McCrary talks about his difficulties in joining the National Guard due to his race.
  • Getting Ready Physically, 1951, found in the Prelinger Archives. This video was produced by the Coronet Instructional Films and was intended for high-school boys thinking about joining the military.
  • The Crime of Korea, 1950, found in the Prelinger Archives. This video was sponsored by the US Department of Defense and explains the transition between Korea in World War II to the Korea during the Korean War.

Materials from NYPL's catalog:
  • The Korean Conflict by Ira Burton Kaufman, published 1999. Part of a series that is a guide to events which occurred during the 20th century. This book gives an in-depth look at the Korean Conflict complete with maps, timelines, and additonal resources.
  • Conflict: The History of the Korean War, 1950-53 by Robert Leckie, published 1962. A book about the Korean Conflict only nine years after the end of the conflict. This book provides a different perspective of the war and opinions of the time.
  • The Korean War: A History by Bruce Cumings, published 2010. A more current look at the Korean War and impact on the people of Korea and the United States.
  • The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam, published 2007. The Korean War from a journalist point of view. Halberstam attempts to bring back the Korean War and shed light on elements unknown to the general public.
  • Pork Chop Hill, DVD, 1999. This is a re-enactment of a battle to capture a crucial hilltop in the Korean War. Stars Gregory Peck.
  • M.A.S.H., DVD, 1970. This classic film (based on a book and later turned into the popular TV show) centers around a medical personnal unit during the Korean War.
  • The Steel Helmet, DVD, directed by Samuel Feller in 1951. This film takes a first hand look at a group of soldiers in the Korean War. Fuller does not shy away from the horrors of the war and brings those front and center in his film.
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