The Internet is abundant with extensive sites devoted to the Korean War. Some of these sites are designed and operated by individuals who were involved in the war or are interested in the war. Most have devoted endless time and energy into bringing together large amounts of information, much of it material that is copy-right free. However, private sites have not been included in this section, only because they are too numerous to list, and to review materials on these sites is extremely time consuming. The sources listed below are maintained by government agencies, historical archives, and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
Commemorating the Korean War
http://www.defense.gov/specials/korea/ This site is an authorized official publication of the Department of Defense. The site has a number of historical documents, pictures and background information, most of it copyright free.
Korean War, 1950-1953
http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/korea/korw.htm. This is a bibliography site that includes references to books, publications and documents on an extensive number of topics including: allied participation, communist activities, military aspects (i.e., aerial operations, campaigns and battles, ground operations, intelligence, logistics, medical, etc.), negotiations, nuclear issues, political aspects, prisoners of war, strategy, the Truman-MacArthur conflict, and unity of command.
Korean War Commemoration
http://korea50.army.mil. This is the official Web site of the Secretary of Defense, created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. The site is rich in background information, including comprehensive “fact sheets” on various aspects of the war, including background information on battles and involvement of all of the armed forces in the war. A small teacher section is included that promotes the distribution of free classroom materials.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
http://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm. This small site provides information on the memorial and pictures of the sculptures that comprise the memorial. Links to other national monuments are provided.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/filmmore/index.html. No soldier in modern history has been more admired—or more reviled. Douglas MacArthur, liberator of the Philippines, shogun of occupied Japan, mastermind of the Inchon invasion, was an admired national hero when he was suddenly relieved of his command. The PBS film, “MacArthur,” and this Web site offer a portrait of a complex, imposing, and fascinating American general. The site provides a bibliography, original documents, and other educational material for the classroom.
Race for the Superbomb
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/filmmore/index.html. This Web site supports the PBS film, “Race for the Superbomb.” Following the Second World War and at the dawn of the Cold War, the United States initiated a top secret program in New Mexico to build a weapon even more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Japan. The Web site offers background information on personalities involved, a timeline, and a teacher’s guide.