"There is nothing greater than writing & creating something from nothing. It's the closest thing to the divine! I have lived in many cultures and it has given me a love for the differences amongst us. I am a student of American culture and write about the changes in our society. Hope you read my books detailed in this blog." Author Steven Clark Bradley
Halfway Across the Bridge To Hell - At the Broken Bridge Between Dandong, China & North Korea
I am a lover of history and spend a lot of my time studying history from many different times and places. One of the areas of History I have always wanted to study and learn more about has been the time of the Korean war. Sadly, this war, in which more than 50,000 American servicemen lost their lives and more than two million were maimed in one way or another, has been called the forgotten war. For those who fought it, many of them our fathers and grandfathers, it is still as real as they day they landed, fought and saw their comrades die in battle.
I had the awesome opportunity to visit one historic place from the Korean war where America destroyed a massive bridge that was used to funnel Chinese military personnel into North Korea to fight Americans who had gone the the Far east to protect and preserve Freedom for south Korea.
Today, thanks to the United States of America and our brave fighting men and the women who served there in our M.A.S.H. units, South Korea remains free and very prosperous today. I hope the people of South Korea appreciate all that was done for them in this war by the shedding of American blood. I am sure they do.
Take a look at this video, Halfway Across the Bridge To Hell - At the Broken Bridge Between Dandong, China & North Korea and a taste of what i felt while is was there. It will move you greatly.
- Author Steven Clark Bradley
I had the opportunity to visit the city of Dandong in China, which borders the imprisoned nation of North Korea. At this site, you can see the bridge that was blown up very effectively by American forces to slow down China's influx of hundreds of thousands of their Communist forces into North Korea during the Korean War. (Great job America!!!) This video will give you a lot of information and detail of that bombing and will also so you the stark difference between what China has become compared to what Korea has remained to be. I know that you'll find this video powerful and will help live what I lived by stepping into history that has rarely been seen by American eyes.
In Part One of my video, Halfway Across the Bridge to Hell you saw the bridge that was blown up by American Forces to prevent China from sending in their troops to help the North Korean Military during the Korean War. In Part Two, you will get a first hand view of the museum built to commemorate that war. There is a lot of anti-American propaganda in the museum, but is it a first-rate record of history with excellent material from the war and wonderful points of history that capture the imagine. I know you'll find it very moving and powerful!