Glimpse of the future in 1950.

Heating Up In Korea – June 27, 1950

Glimpse of the future in 1950.

Glimpse of the future in 1950.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News Update on Korean Crisis – June 27, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

As the hours ticked by, after the initial reports of a “we’re not playing around” invasion of South Korea by North Korea, President Truman authorized the use of Air Force and Naval units to assist the South Koreans in their attempted push-back of the invaders.

And while that was going on, the United Nations was in emergency session (minus the Soviet Union, who decided to boycott the proceedings) to vote on support of the U.S. position in the Korean crisis.

As the drama and the war were heating up, news organizations were clamoring for any updates, and reports were coming in at a rapid pace.

Here is a brief re-cap of the day’s activities as reported by CBS Radio on June 27, 1950.

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