A COUNTRY DIVIDED

KOREAN WAR

Marking the 70th anniversary of China’s intervention in the Korean War, Melody Foreman examines an often-forgotten conflict whose consequences are still playing out today

THE ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS ADVANCE TO NEW POSITIONS NEAR THE IMJIN RIVER PRIOR TO THE CHINESE ASSAULT. THEY FOUGHT TO THE RIGHT OF THE ‘GLOSTERS’ DURING THE 80-HOUR BATTLE 
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Often forgotten by many in Britain, the Korean War, once labelled “the nastiest little war of the 20th century” began in 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953 with a begrudging armistice between South Korea, the United States and North Korea. 

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