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The Korean War: 70 Years On

Date: Friday 28 July 2023, 12 noon
National Army Museum | Royal Hospital Road | Chelsea | London SW3 4HT |

Tickets: Free | Online option also available |
Troops on the march, Korea, c1950
Troops on the march, Korea, c1950 © National Army Museum

Dr Grace Huxford reflects on the events and legacy of the Korean War 70 years since the conflict ended.

On 27 July 1953, an armistice agreement was signed, bringing an end to the Korean War (1950-53). However, tensions on the Korean peninsula remained high and the legacies of the conflict continue to this day.

In this revealing talk, Dr Grace Huxford will discuss Britain’s role in the Korean War, the response to the war in Britain, and how it has been remembered over the past seven decades.

She will underline the conflict’s importance in both Britain’s history and the wider history of 20th-century conflict.

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.

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