Films and video about the Korean War

View documentaries which discuss the various outcomes of the Korean War. Find archived news broadcasts which covered major events during Canada’s participation in the conflict.

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Documentaries

Land of the Morning Calm

Find a comprehensive report of Canada’s participation in the Korean War, presented in the style of a news broadcast.

With the Canadians in Korea

A documentary which explores the experiences of Canadian soldiers on the front lines during the Korean War.

They Chose China

A feature length documentary about 21 American soldiers who chose to stay in China after the Korean War ended.

Newsreels

Formation of the First Commonwealth Division

Archival footage of a broadcast aired on July 28th, 1951, showcasing the formation of the First Commonwealth Division.

Korean War Newsreel

Archival footage of the Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders playing hockey on the frozen Imjin River.

The Canadian brigade fights alongside UN forces

Archival footage featuring the Canadian brigade fighting alongside UN forces in the Korean War.

BGen Rockingham expresses pride in an undefeated Canadian brigade

Archival footage featuring the Canadian brigade celebrating the arrival of new troops to the Korean front.

Features

They Chose China (film)

Two men sitting at a table in front of a microphone

Watch this feature length documentary about 21 American soldiers who chose to stay in China after the Korean War ended.

Books of Remembrance

The books remembrance memorial chamber room

Find information about the seven Books of Remembrance, found in the Memorial Chamber on Parliament Hill.

Monument to Canadian Fallen

Life size sculpture of a soldier holding a baby and his left hand is on the shoulder of a young boy who is standing beside him

Learn about this commemorative monument, located at the United Nations Memorial cemetery in Busan.

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