Episode 64 – A Tale of Two Generals

In this episode, we examine the fall of MacArthur and the rise of General Matthew Ridgway. We explore the events of the Korean War in the Spring of 1951 through their inverse relationship. Reviewing the change to us strategy in the period, China’s failed to push to win and the US counterattack to retake Seoul. Additionally, we cover the US political and social upheaval caused by the sack of MacArthur and its minor constitutional crisis.

MacArthur 1952 Republican Convention Speech
Gen MacArthur
Gen Ridgway
Gen Peng with Mao
Painted Tanks

 

 

 

 

 

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