America Forgot, but Korea Hasn't
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 562 , Segment 3
Episode: "Like" and "Um" Aren't All Bad, War Memorials
- May 26, 2017 11:00 pm
- 28:29 mins
Guest: Kirk Larsen, PhD, Professor of History, BYU A wartime conflict in Korea has been remembered differently for each side. It has been virtually forgotten in America, but is still well-remembered and taught to school children in North and South Korea, where it happened. We’re not talking about the Korean War in 1950. This conflict happened more than 75 years earlier and had an important role in shaping Korea’s relationship with the US. Obviously, the winners and losers of a war will remember it differently. But here we have a stark example of a conflict virtually wiped from the history books on one side, and enshrined by the other.