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Veterans of the Korean War – event at National Army Museum

Date: Wednesday 5 July 2023, 6:30pm
National Army Museum | Royal Hospital Road | Chelsea | London SW3 4HT |

Tickets: £5 | Get tickets here
Cover of book "A Forgotten British War"

Hear what it was like to serve in Korea from veterans of the conflict as they gather to mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the armistice.

The Korean War was one of the ‘hot wars’ of the Cold War era. Although largely forgotten today, its legacy continues to have a huge global impact.

Between 1950 and 1953, the Korean Peninsula became the stage for a bloody and brutal struggle. The fighting resulted in the deaths of millions of North and South Koreans, and over 100,000 casualties for the United Nations forces involved.

Seventy years on from the armistice, hear from a panel of veterans as they share their memories of serving in Korea, all when they were still just teenagers. Each of these veterans has contributed to ‘A Forgotten British War’, a recent book edited by Michael Cullinane and Iain Johnstone-White.

The event will be chaired by Dr Grace Huxford and is held in association with the British Korean Society.

About Grace Huxford

Dr Grace Huxford is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol, where she specialises in the history of 20th-century conflict, oral history and the Cold War.

She is the author of ‘The Korean War in Britain: Citizenship, Selfhood and Forgetting‘ (2018) and numerous articles and chapters on British Cold War history.

(automatically generated) We didn’t review this event, but the British Korean Society did, here.

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