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Korean War

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A 25-pounder of 45 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, fires at enemy positions on the Imjin, 1951

Battle of the Imjin River

Fought in April 1951 in Korea, this was the bloodiest engagement endured by the British Army since the Second World War. For three days the 29th British Independent Infantry Brigade Group thwarted massed Chinese attacks.

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United Nations Korean War Medal

Korean War

In 1950, the Cold War significantly heated up, with the outbreak of the Korean War. The three year long struggle left millions dead, and its legacy still has explosive global impact today.

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US map of Korea showing UN and enemy dispositions on 30 May 1953
Members Only

23 March 2021, 6.30pm

FREE

The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea, 1950-53 (Lecture 1/3)

Dr Chris Parry will outline the geo-strategic background to the Korean War, the reasons for British involvement, and the scale of the British military contribution. He will also highlight features that apply to today’s strategic environment.

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Rex Cain
Members Only

14 April 2021, 6.30pm

FREE

The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea, 1950-53 (Lecture 2/3)

This conversation between Colonel (retd) Rex Cain OBE and Lieutenant General Doug Chalmers DSO OBE will allow the audience to get a feel for what it was like to be a young subaltern joining his unit in the middle of the Korean War.

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Brian Parritt
Members Only

11 May 2021, 6.30pm

FREE

The Unworthy, Worthwhile War: Korea, 1950-53 (Lecture 3/3)

Brigadier (retd) Brian Parritt CBE served during the Korean War. In this talk, he covers the final phase of the fighting, when the possibility of a ceasefire appeared imminent.

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