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29th August 1950 – British Troops were sent to Korea

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1British Troops sent to Korea, 1950

Prior to this British forces were mainly ships, and some air squadrons. This was to back up United nation’s efforts like those from the USA because of threats by communist forces. National Service was extended because of the Korean situation. Approx two million deaths occurred during the Korean War. War Ceased on 27th July 1953. Troops were often captured, put in prisons, killed or missing presumed dead and treated badly. North & South Korea divided and still are to this day.

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Korean War Memorial London
Korean War Memorial London. by Sculpture Philip Jackson. Portland stone obelisk, base Welsh Slate Gift from the South Korean Government.Outside the Ministry of Defence since Dec 2014
Korean War Memorial London. by Sculpture Philip Jackson. Portland stone obelisk, base Welsh Slate Gift from the South Korean Government.Outside the Ministry of Defence since Dec 2014

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