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The Korean War

The Korean War began in June 1950 when North Korean military forces invaded South Korea. The Australian military fought as part of a multinational force under the auspices of the United Nations. The Korean War is often referred to in the United States as a ‘police action’ rather than a war, leading it to be referred to colloquially as the ‘Forgotten War’.

The conflict ended in July 1953 – an ending so abrupt that many were initially sceptical that the war was indeed over. The Australian military remained in Korea for a further four years as peacekeepers.

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