#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

By early Feb 1951, it became evident that a military disaster for the UN in Korea wasn’t likely. Under the new command of Ridgway, after Walker had died in a jeep accident, the 8th army were holding on. Meanwhile in China… They also thought they could win the entire...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#219 – Every Weapon We Have

In December 1950, MacArthur and Truman are both threatening the use of atomic weapons against China and North Korea. Meanwhile, the British are trying to talk them into making peace with China, while Truman struggles with massive unpopularity back home. There...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#218 – Six Year Recap

While Cam is in the USA, the lads sit down to have a lazy chat about the highlights of the last six years of talking about the Cold War. There something secret here that only members can see. Probably an audio player or something. HOW TO LISTENIf you are seeing this...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#217 – Tarzan

The big question for the Pentagon was why the US collapsed so quickly. They could blame the winter and the mountains – but the Chinese had to contend with those as well. And the US wasn’t sure what their next move was. Truman wanted a quick settlement, but...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#216 – Not Their Best

As they are swiftly kicked out of Korea by Mao’s forces in December 1950, everyone seems to be angry at America. The Chinese, the North Koreans, the South Koreans, the British… even the Americans are angry at themselves. Because, like Mexico, they didn’t send their...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#215 – The Double Life of Katharine Clark

Today we’re talking to Katharine Gregorio, author of “The Double Life of Katharine Clark, The Untold Story of the American Journalist Who Brought the Truth about Communism to the West”. Clark was her great-aunt, a foreign correspondent who, while...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#214 – “Chinese Laundrymen”

MacArthur can feel victory slipping through his fingers in Korea. He was certain the Chinese had been scared off. He was very, very wrong. His choice lay between escalation or humiliation. There something secret here that only members can see. Probably an audio player...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#213 – Advancing In A Different Direction

Back to the Korean War and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir aka Lake Changjin. China and the UN/ROK forces fight in freezing cold temperatures. Well, when I say “fight”, I mean the UN forces were “advancing in a different direction”. There something secret here that...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#212 – Taiwan Part 4

This is part four of our recent chat about the history of China and Taiwan with James Shone, a teacher who has lived and worked in Taiwan for over a decade. Don’t forget to check out his new podcast about the history of Taiwan. data-episode-id="974988"...
#220 – Without Further Bloodshed

#211 – Fugitives by Danny Orbach

Dr. Danny Orbach is an Associate professor in general history and East Asian studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His new book, Fugitives, is a history of Nazi mercenaries during the Cold War. data-episode-id="968745" data-theme="light" data-height="190"...