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  Welcome to KoreanWar.com
The KPR (Koreans People's Republic), which was very leftist in nature, attested that they were the political voice of the Korean people.
By winter of 1948 the worst fears of Korean Nationalist were confirmed as Korea became permanently divided at the 38th parallel.
Finally, North Korea had the support of the Chinese Military Therefore, in light of North Korea's military advantage on the eve of the war, it is reasonable to assume that it was North Korea that fired the first shot on June 25, 1950 that started the Korean War.
www.koreanwar.com   (930 words)

  Korean War
The North Korean Offensive, 25 June -- 15 September 1950.
The War Stabilizes, 25 January -- 30 June 1951.
During the rest of 2000 and into 2001, our Korean War section will be expanded to provide images of the entire scope of U.S. Navy involvement in the conflict.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/events/kowar/kowar.htm   (1527 words)

  BBC - History - The Korean War: An Overview
During the world war of 1939-45, the future of the Japanese empire was decided at Allied summit meetings.
In the short term, pending the return of Korean independence, Korea, a Japanese colony since 1910, was to be occupied north of the 38th parallel by Soviet Russia.
As a result of this stance, the American-trained South Korean army was limited to a lightly armed gendarmerie, lacking tanks, combat aircraft and all but a small amount of field artillery.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/worldwars/coldwar/korea_hickey_01.shtml   (503 words)

 ::The United Nations and the Korean War::
The Korean War from 1950 to 1953 was the most severe test the United Nations had to face since its inception in 1945.
As part of the whole Cold War scenario, the Korean War was a complicated issue with which the United Nations had to successfully deal with or lose credibility just five years after it had come into being.
The Korean War also gave a clear indication that the United Nations was dominated by America — nearly 90% of all army personnel, 93% of all air power and 86% of all naval power for the Korean War had come from America.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /united_nations_korean_war.htm   (980 words)

 Korean War Educator: Brief Account of the Korean War
The Koreans are an ancient, hardy, and talented people who developed movable metal type, devised a 26-letter alphabet (although it failed to gain wide usage), a submarine, an ironclad ship, and produced a body of skilled workers.
War correspondent Tom Lambert reported it as the "…first sizeable American ground victory of the Korean War." Captain Charles Bussey, a fl fighter pilot during World War II, won a Silver Star as a combat engineer.
The Korean War was one of the most important events of the 20th Century because for the first time, force was used to contain communism.
www.koreanwar-educator.org /topics/brief/brief_account_of_the_korean_war.htm   (10976 words)

  Korean War - MSN Encarta
Korean War, civil and military struggle that was fought on the Korea Peninsula and that reached its height between 1950 and 1953.
The Korean War originated in the division of Korea into South Korea and North Korea after World War II (1939-1945).
The Korean War was the result of the division of Korea, a country with a well-recognized, ancient integrity.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559607/Korean_War.html   (1431 words)

  Korean War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seoul was captured by the North Koreans on the afternoon of June 28, but the North Koreans had not accomplished their goal of a quick surrender by the Rhee government, despite the large scale disintegration of the South Korean Army.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial was built in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to veterans of the war on July 27, 1995.
Korean War(韩战; 韓戰; hán zhàn) abbreviation of Korean War
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korean_War   (8126 words)

 Korean War
The crisis in Korea originated in the closing phases of the Second World War, when control of the Korean peninsula, formerly occupied by Japan, was entrusted to the Allies, and the United States and the Soviet Union divided responsibility for the country between them at the 38th parallel.
Between 1951 and the war's end, 3 RAR occupied trenches at the eastern extremity of the Commonwealth Division's position in hills north-east of the Imjin River.
As the war settled into stalemate it became apparent that a negotiated truce was the only solution, but military pressure was maintained on the communist forces, the better to extract concessions at the peace talks.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/korea.htm   (1220 words)

 The Korean War - by Ike Hatchimonji
It is as though 3 years of war from June-50, to July-53, didn't exist and that America was at war (it was called a 'police action') as part of the UN to halt the aggression from the north.
Each of the 4 phases of the war was determined by the tide of battles and by the changes in offense and defense of the armies of each side, showing the back and forth, north to south then south to north shifts of the forces, only to result in an immovable stalemate.
Though he was sacked by Truman later in the war for insubordination, it is believed that he was responsible for lengthening the war and causing greater casualties on all sides and, possibly, the stalemated results of the war.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/8548/ikeswar.htm   (9566 words)

 Korean History:: A Bibliography :::::: [The Korean War]
The Outpost War: The U.S. Marines in Korea, 1952.
Brune, Lester H. "The U.S. Navy and Marines in the Korean War." In Lester H. Brune, ed.
Coleman, J.D. Wonju: The Gettysburg of the Korean War.
www.hawaii.edu /korea/bibliography/korean_war.htm   (6703 words)

 Military.com Content
The Korean War has been called the "Forgotten War," historically overshadowed by World War II and Vietnam, though it figures prominently in the development of events.
The Korean War was one of the first episodes of the Cold War and involved many of the great personalities of the era: Truman, MacArthur, Mao, and Stalin.
The Korean War began in the early hours of June 25, 1950, when North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent1?file=index   (202 words)

 Korean War — Infoplease.com
Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953.
On Oct. 19, the North Korean capital of Pyongyang was captured; by Nov. 24, North Korean forces were driven by the 8th Army, under Gen. Walton Walker, and the X Corp, under Gen. Edward Almond, almost to the Yalu River, which marked the border of Communist China.
Forgotten Brigade of the Forgotten War: Turkey's Participation in the Korean War.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0828118.html   (669 words)

 Korean War
On 19 October, the North Korean capital of Pyongyang was captured and by 28 October, ROK troops reached the Yalu River.
This was within 7,000 sorties of their World War II totals in all theaters and bettered the bomb tonnage by 74,000 tons, and the number of rockets by 60,000.
In this respect, the Korean War was the most important event in the history of the Cold War, and, indeed, was a watershed in American military history.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/korea.htm   (7102 words)

The South Korean capital, Seoul, was occupied on June 28, and by the first week of August the UN forces were confined within the "Pusan Perimeter", a small area in the southeast of the peninsula.
It became a war of raids and counter-raids, booby traps and mines, bombardments, casualties, and endless patrolling.
Altogether 26,791 Canadians served in the Korean war and another 7,000 served in the theatre between the cease-fire and the end of 1955.
www.korean-war.com /canada.html   (1994 words)

 Amazon.com: Korean War: Books: Max Hastings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Korean War took the world by surprise when, in the morning of June 25 1950, thousands of North Korean troops came crashing across the 38th parallel separating the two Koreas.
Korean War is a forgotten war in USA and some kind of forgotten by younger generation in China.
The writer is objective, unbiased to describe the cause of the war, the battle in the war and the prisoner on both sides.
www.amazon.com /Korean-War-Max-Hastings/dp/067166834X   (2078 words)

 Korean War Educator: KWE Opening Index Page
This website also acknowledges the sacrifices of Korean War veterans from other nations who participated in allied efforts to free South Korea from communist aggression.
The Korean War Educator also extends a solemn thank you and note of endearment to the millions of Americans who suffered the grief of losing a family member or close friend during the war.
Long may this war and its veterans be remembered, lest we forget the high price of freedom.
www.koreanwar-educator.org   (191 words)

 Korean War FAQ Korean War History Korean War History Korean War FAQ
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How was the PLA equipment in the Korean war?
What was the lesson China learned from the Korean war?
centurychina.com /history/krwarfaq.html   (269 words)

 The Korean War Project
The Korean War Project is Free To All...
Learn more about the proposed Korean War Traveling Memorial.
Korean War Project - P.O. Box 180190 - Dallas - Texas 75218-0190 - 214-320-0342
www.koreanwar.org /index1.html   (109 words)

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