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Korean War / 25th Anniversary #240693

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 25, 1975
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(Studio) Today 25th anniversary of Korean war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seoul, South Korea) Korean war's destruction bordered on annihilation. Once Seoul finally secured, city in ruins; film compares Seoul following war and what it looks like today. Seoul's industry growth in class of economy miracles. Seoul proudly shows off this economy recovery and growth to Korean war vets; as gesture of thanks to soldiers who fought here, government offers cut-rate tours. Deep fear and apprehension swept over South Korea after US-backed govts. in Indochina fell to Communists Across DMZ, North Koreans steadily build up armed forces with Chinese and Russian aid just as Americans help South Korea. South Koreans telling troops North Korea could attack at any time; government taking steps to increase civilians' state of war preparedness; details given. Govt. imposes harsher controls than ever on civil liberties. There's considerable evidence Park government capitalizing on citizens' fear of Communists
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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