In a January 2020 post called Things You Probably Didn’t Know or Misunderstood about the Korean War, Christopher Burton wrote about the less known aspects of the Korean War. At the time, he had yet to complete the second article in the series. During summer of 2020, Burton wrote the final article. In September of 2020, he published a revised version of the original piece along with the second installment in a series of five posts on Substack. The posts are called: “Introduction;” “An Introduction to the Korean War and Why It is Important to the World Today;” “Part 0: Pre-1945 Background to the Korean War;” “Part 1: The Lead Up to the War and Initial North Korean Success;” “Part II: Incheon, the Counteroffensive, and Douglas MacArthur’s Hubris.” Some of the posts cover ground already discussed in the original article. Any website readers who would like to continue reading where the original article left off can read “Part II: Incheon, the Counteroffensive, and Douglas MacArthur’s Hubris.” The posts can be found at this link.
1. U.S. Marines and tanks during the Korean War. Public domain.
David Kute has an appreciation for Seoul’s distinct neighborhoods. From Dongdaemun’s market stalls to Hongdae’s rock music venues, the city continues to fascinate him. After spending many years living and working in Seoul and South Korea, he started the blog Rooftop on the Hanok. The blog is a place to share information as well as explore facets of life on the Korean peninsula. He enjoys writing fiction and playing basketball when he’s not researching or writing Rooftop on the Hanok posts.