The Korean War began on 25 June 1950. Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea and rapidly advanced southwards. The UN was quick to respond, encouraging its members to support South Korea. Many countries sent troops.
HMS Belfast played an active role in the Korean War from 1950-1952 working with other Allied forces to support the retreating American and South Korean troops.
The Royal Marine Band from HMS Belfast entertains troops ashore in Korea, September 1952.
In this photograph HMS Belfast approaches HMS Ocean prior to the transfer of Rear Admiral Scott-Moncrieff, Flag Officer, Second in Command, Far East Station from his flagship HMS Belfast to HMS Ocean to observe air operations against targets in NW Korea.
This photograph shows the transfer of South Korean Marines from HMS Belfast to a landing craft for the occupation of Sin Do, September 1951.
A South Korean naval craft coming alongside HMS Belfast during blockade patrols off Inchon.
We have transformed IWM London as part of the First World War Centenary. This is a view of our new atrium, which opened on 19 July 2014. Image by Foster + Partners
Our new atrium will display the most iconic and unusual of our objects, exploring aspects of war from the First World War through to the present day. Image by Foster + Partners.
As you travel up through the museum from floor to floor, the stories of conflict on the balconies will move chronologically through the Second World War to current conflicts such as Afghanistan. Image by Foster + Partners.
We have also opened new shops and a new café, opening directly onto Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. Image by Foster + Partners. Find out more about Transforming IWM London