North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, setting off three years of fighting in the Korean War.
The Korean War began in the Far East less than five years after the end of the Second World War. It was rooted in a clash of ideologies that saw communist North Korea and China face off against South Korea and members of the United Nations in a showdown for control of the Korean Peninsula. More than 26,000 Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen served in the conflict, with 516 of them losing their lives before the active fighting came to an end with the signing of an armistice on July 27, 1953. Pictured are tanks of the Lord Strathcona’s Light Horse Regiment in Korea. Photo: Department of National Defence
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Stan speaks: I believe too many of us forget about this conflict. 2016 06 25.