Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War. Pictured: Men of a U.S. Marine mortar squad rest at the side of a snowy road during their withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. (Dec. 8th, 1950). THE BATTLE OF CHOSIN on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Tuesday, November 1, 8 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.