This June 27th in 1950 was a nervous one. With the words World War Three peppering most newscasts and newspapers, the notion that America got itself knee-deep in a shooting war in Korea felt ominous, to say the least.
On June 25th, North Korea declared a state of war with South Korea and invaded. The move took the UN and the U.S. by surprise. President Truman hastily called in military support to halt the invasion, and on the 27th we got involved.
Here is a special broadcast from CBS Radio, broadcast on June 27, 1950 outlining the crisis and giving the details that were available at that time.
Less than five years after the end of World War 2, another war gets started.