The Forgotten War Remembered: British Memories of the Korean War

British Korean Veterans, Church of All Saints, Aldershot, 1996

Marking 70 years since the start of the Korean War, Dr Grace Huxford explores the unique culture of remembrance surrounding this conflict in a live online talk.

The conflict in Korea is so often referred to as the ‘Forgotten War’. Even when it drew to an uneasy close in 1953, newspapers reported England’s cricket victory in the Ashes with more enthusiasm and interest. 

But the Korean War’s ‘forgotten’ label obscures 70 years of remembrance, memories and story-telling. 

In this live online talk, Dr Grace Huxford will explore some of these stories and investigate how the conflict has been both remembered and forgotten.

Dr Huxford 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).

She will be in conversation with Dr Peter Johnston, Head of Academic Access and Collections Research at the National Army Museum. 

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