On the 25th of June 1950, tens of thousands of North Korean soldiers surged across the 38th Parallel invading South Korea. The ensuing conflict would last for 3 years and see 25 nations from around the globe actively struggle for the future of the small East Asian peninsula, with as many as 3-4 million people losing their lives in the struggle.
For Australia it would become our deadliest conflict per capita since 1945 and see some 18,000 Australians fighting in the bitter cold, with 340 never coming home. It was the start of the Cold War and a proving ground for the newly formed United Nations to flex its muscle on the international stage.
Join us for our talk on the Korean War, remembered now as the Forgotten War, and learn how it started, what happened in the first 12 months of the conflict and how Australia played a key role in preserving the freedom of South Korea.
Liverpool Regional Museum
Saturday 2 March
Suitable for ages 16+