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Cold War, Oral History

Voices of the Korean War

Two soldiers from the King's Own Scottish Borderers, pass British crosses in the UN Cemetery in Pusan, where a memorial service was held for fallen comrades.

The Korean War lasted from 1950 - 1953. Korea was split into two zones after the end of the Second World War. The country had been occupied by Japan since 1910, and the victorious Allied powers agreed at The Potsdam Conference that Korea should be divided along a circle of latitude - the 38th Parallel.

IWM holds a collection of oral history recordings of those who fought –  hear veterans of the Korean War tell their stories of the conflict. 

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