This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Ned Forney. They speak about the 1950 Hungnam Evacuation, the events leading up to the mission, the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the long retreat to Hungnam, the overwhelming scope of the evacuation, the constant difficulty of holding Chinese forces at bay, and how the operation morphed into a humanitarian rescue mission for 100,000 North Korean refugees.
Ned Forney is a Seoul based writer, with a research focus on the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir and the Hungnam Evacuation. Ned lectures at schools, universities, non-governmental organisations, and military groups, and has been a consultant for NBC and PBS documentary series’ on the Korean War. A Marine veteran himself, Ned is also the grandson of the late Colonel Edward H. Forney, the evacuation control officer during the Hungnam Evacuation. You can follow Ned’s work at: http://nedforney.com/
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