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Friday, July 19, 2019

UNFORGETTABLE on Unauthorized

Unauthorized.TV is very pleased to announce its second documentary available for viewing on the channel, Unforgettable: The Korean War. This powerful and sobering documentary is comprised of veterans of the Korean War telling of their experiences fighting what has been described as "the forgotten war" on the Korean Peninsula. The documentary is available for all Unauthorized subscribers; non-subscribers can also purchase the documentary or viewing access to it there. If, after watching it, you would like to support the filmmakers as well as the channel, please note that all sales proceeds will be split between them and Unauthorized.

On a related note, subscribers may be interested to know that Unauthorized is filming its first original documentary this weekend. We anticipate releasing it in September.

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18 Comments:

Blogger McChuck July 19, 2019 8:41 AM  

One of my uncles is a Korea vet. I'm the only family member he's told some of his stories to, because I'm the only other combat veteran.
Those guys lived through hell. Many of their comrades didn't.

It's good to see the stories being collected and broadcast. Korea was a twisted combination of WWII with WWI trench warfare.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 19, 2019 8:45 AM  

Sounds great, good thing my sub to David's channel covers it.

Blogger rognuald July 19, 2019 8:47 AM  

Thanks for this Vox. My father fought in WWII and Korea. In the latter, he flew in the B-26 medium bomber for an ungodly amount of bombing missions. He had lots of grim stories from his service in both wars.

Blogger binks webelf July 19, 2019 8:54 AM  

This mil-history nerd thanks you. ALL the lessons of the 20th century of blood and war must be learned & re-learned, not just used as insult-points, or Military-Industrial rah-rah BS.

Blogger Silent Draco July 19, 2019 8:54 AM  

Will watch with my wire. FIL had combat stars on his jump wings, but never said a word about his experiences in Korea. Was really touched when the town specifically invited him and other Korea vets for their Independence Day parade, on the 50th anniversary.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 19, 2019 10:55 AM  

I like to listen to the Darkstream. Is there a way to download the audio from UA? Or convert the videos to mp3 the way you can with YouTube vids?

Blogger VD July 19, 2019 11:48 AM  

Is there a way to download the audio from UA? Or convert the videos to mp3 the way you can with YouTube vids?

No, not yet.

Blogger Dave July 19, 2019 11:49 AM  

@6 Duke, is this what you're looking for? https://voxday.podbean.com/

See upper left Vox Popoli sidebar: Darkstream podcasts | iTunes

Blogger Dave July 19, 2019 11:54 AM  

On a related note, subscribers may be interested to know that Unauthorized is filming its first original documentary this weekend. We anticipate releasing it in September.

Is that all you can tell us? No previews? Subject matter? Any famous or infamous celebs? It's about Area 51 isn't?

Blogger P Glenrothes July 19, 2019 12:27 PM  

Is there a plan to post YouTube livestreams on Unauthorized more quickly? I want it to be more than day old YouTube stuff. I want it to compete with YouTube rather than encourage people to go to YouTube instead.

Blogger VD July 19, 2019 1:29 PM  

I want it to be more than day old YouTube stuff.

It already is. We have regular content that never appears on YouTube. You won't find Medieval History 101, Barcelona Life, Chuck Dixon on Comics, or any of the documentaries there.

Anyhow, we're not going to compete with YouTube. The business models are entirely different, as ours doesn't involve losing one billion dollars per year.

Blogger Newscaper312 July 19, 2019 3:01 PM  

High school friend's father was on the frozen fighting retreat back from Chosin Reservoir. left him with quite a few demons.

My father (passed a couple years ago at 87) was also Korea era vet, but had a much different war story. He grew up in Montgomery AL, a city boy, but did lots of varmint hunting in the country and along the Alabama River. He was 16 when WW2 ended. In 1950 or so he was in college down here in Mobile. A smart but not motivated student, he was getting some bad grades and was told his deferment was going to almost certainly end.

After talking to various relatives and other veterans, he decided to drop out on his own and volunteer for the Marines. He was told that he might get a little better treatment as a volunteer, and that the Marines would do a better job of teaching him to fight than the Army, so a bit more likely to make it home. Rifleman, not cannon fodder IOW.

Did his time at Parris Island and Camp Lejeune, but with a twist. He was such a good shot, with the ability to show others, that he was pulled out of his group and made a rifle instructor (the rest did ship overseas).

Final punchline... someone noticed from his file that he had some college under his belt and could spell and type. He was then pulled out of *teaching soldiers to shoot* to be a company clerk for the rest of his enlistment. Never went over there. That bothered him some, but he counted his blessings. Regardless, he *did* volunteer, and I think being a Marine was his proudest achievement apart from his 3 kids.

Blogger Newscaper312 July 19, 2019 3:05 PM  

Dad did go back and finish college BTW. (can't edit posts?)

Blogger Unknown July 19, 2019 3:31 PM  

I would really like to see livestreams with chat on Unauthorized TV. I'm willing to help make that happen. Admittedly, I have no idea what's involved.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction July 19, 2019 3:44 PM  

I've always wondered why there was a dearth of Korean war films. You'd think, given the success of the band of brothers series, that the break out of Chosen with the Marines earning 14 medals of honor and 85 distinguish crosses, would be fertile ground for band of brothers style productions.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 19, 2019 3:48 PM  

Loved it, wonderful.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 19, 2019 4:54 PM  

Dave wrote:Duke, is this what you're looking for? https://voxday.podbean.com/

See upper left Vox Popoli sidebar: Darkstream podcasts | iTunes


No, because those seem to be derived from the YouTube videos, which have the missing frames (or however you characterize it) that have plagued VD. I was hoping to get the clean, complete version from UA.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville July 19, 2019 6:48 PM  

My dad was in Korea as a Sargent in a treadway bridge company. He would never talk about any details, but had PTSD lasting into the late 1960's. He'd be napping on the sofa and would suddenly jump up running around the living room looking up at the ceiling with a terrified look.

He volunteered for the Army in 49 and did two tours in Korea and was offered a battlefield commission at the end of his second tour if he'd move over to infantry. He turned it down. Said the Army was going through infantry LTs like cotton candy at the time.

After he died I tried to find out as much as I could about his time in the service, but the St.Louis records center burned and all his records except his last medical discharge from the VA are gone.

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