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KOREAN WAR PHOTO-DOCUMENTARY

History of the Korean War in annotated combat photos organized by major phases

The Foundation of Freedom is the Courage of Ordinary People

Visual   Bert '53  History

Preface

     Navy KW Photos     

   Combat Photos by Year   

     Aussie KW Photos     

     Pusan     

     Inchon     

     Time Line     

     China     

     Stalemate     

     PUSAN PERIMETER BATTLE     

     Army Overview      

     Map of Korea     

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Korean Terrain
     Invasion Map     

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NK Invades - 6/25/50
     East Central Asia Map     

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Pusan, 7/50, UN Entry port
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Exhausted ROKs - 7/1/50
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Lambs To The Slaughter
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ROK wounded - 7/28/50
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34th Infantry, 7/6/50
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19th Infantry at Taepyong-ni
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Bombed Out T34s
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5th Marines Mount Out
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ROKs Moving Up
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155 Howitzers in Battery
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Death From The Skies
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Bowling Alley - 8/21/50
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Marines at the Naktong
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WIA, 8/50
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Rescue under fire
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Navy Corpsmen at work
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Bombed Out T34's
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Hill 99, 9/2/50
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M-46 Patton - 90mm HV
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T34 Burns from M-26 Hit
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31 Days On The Line
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M-24 Chaffees at Masan
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Another Murdered GI
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One of the Murderers?
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More Murdered Civilians
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MASH - Hot Lips?
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Still More NK Murders
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North Korean Nurse
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Captured NK Weapons
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Sanctuary for murderers?
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76mm Self Propelled Guns

     INVASION OF INCHON     

     Army Overview     

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The Fighting Wantuck
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Inchon - Assault on Wolmi-do
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Marines mop up Wolmi
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Wolmi-do Gunpit
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Securing the causeway
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Red Beach under fire
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To A Posthumous MOH
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Red Beach Captured
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1st Marines Hit Blue Beach
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MacArthur and a few Marines
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T34s on the Road to Seoul
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1st Marines take Yongdungpo
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On the road to Seoul
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Return to the Han, 9/50
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Rescue Under Heavy Fire
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Seoul, Captured NK Barricade
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Rescue under sniper fire
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Clearing a tunnel
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Anti-Sniper Action
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The Men
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The Cost

     CHINA STRIKES     

    Army Overview of this phase     

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ROKs cross the 38th
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Wonsan Harbor, 9/50
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China crosses the Yalu
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British Troops in pursuit
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Danish Hospital Ship
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Airborne Trapped
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Kumchon Pocket
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Pyongyang, October 19
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First into Hyesanjin
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The Chongchon River
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The Terrible Cost Continues
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Wonsan, 10/26/50
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Marine Pilot's Luck Ran Out
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1st Phase Offensive
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CCF124 faces 7th Marines
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In The West
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China Strikes
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Unsan, 11/1
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Army Prisoners
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China Hits ROK 1stID
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Marine Prisoners
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CCF 38th Army Waits
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CCF 42nd Army Infiltrates
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CCF 39th Corps Waits
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1stMarDiv Moves Into Chosin
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Generals tour the Yalu
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Home By Christmas
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China Attacks, 11/25
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American Armor Flees
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Pursuit in the West
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Yudam-ni, BattnAid
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Hagaru-ri, East Hill
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Marines Pull Back
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Yudam-ni Rear Guard
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Task Force Faith - Slaughter
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Corsair Napalm Strike
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CCF Recapture Pyongyang
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North Korean Refugees
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Negro Prisoners
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3rd Div. Artillery Support
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Stalled, 12/6/50
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Koto-ri Breakout
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Destroying Roadblock 12/50
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Another Roadblock
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Hungnam, Safety
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Last Troops Evacuated
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Warehouse Areas Destroyed
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GoodBye

     COUNTER-ATTACKS, STALEMATE, THE OUTPOST WAR     

     Army Overview of this phase     

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1/1/51 - The Fatal Step
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China Captures SK Capitol
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China crosses the Han
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Thunderbolt
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5th RCT Moves Toward Han
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Hoengsong, 11-13 Feb
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Chipyong-ni
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Captured M46 Patton
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Operation Killer
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Operation Ripper
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Seoul Retaken
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Drive to the 38th
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187th RCT at Munsan-ni
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CCF Fifth Phase
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Drive to trap 24th Infantry
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After Retreat From Imjin
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Inferno From The Air
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CCF Cross the Chau
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Air Power
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A kind of victory
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Fire Power

Truman opted to stop further pursuit and destruction of the CCF and NK armies in favor of truce negotiations which began July 10, 1951, resulting in a stalemate until they ended July 27, 1953.

In retrospect, with the huge Chinese Manchurian reserves and the nuclear power of the USSR still menacing and untapped, this was probably a wise decision. But ....

While those talks dragged on, half the military casualties of the War were suffered.
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Lingering Regrets

An Aussie Infantryman, Korea 1951-53
Royal Australian Regiment

The Australians were among the best UN fighting men

"Life" in the trenches

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Iron Triangle, July 3, 1951
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The Punchbowl
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Bloody Ridge, 9/51
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Island Hopping
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A Visit To The Hinge
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Commonwealth POWs
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CCF rebuilds
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Underground Wall Of China
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Glass against iron
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Transfer at Sea
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Wounded during patrol
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A UN effort
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Fate of a Patrol
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Reviewing Assault Plan
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Patrol Gearing Up
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Punchbowl, February 1953
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MiG Killers
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Tank artillery
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CCF MultiTube Rockets
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Safe in Manchuria
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Famous CCF Sniper
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77 Squadron Meteors
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"Die like a gentleman"
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Crash Landing
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Devastating arty support
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White Horse Hill
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Sniper Ridge
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Marking bunkers
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Babs, RAANC
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Grave for UN prisoners
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Vertical Envelopment
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25 Infantry Division Bunkers
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Bloody Nevada Cities

Summary of Armistice Negotiations

Army Overview of this phase

"No Sweat", a B29 and Crew

Observations on the Korean War by an Australian Platoon Leader

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Danse Macabre
Kaesong, July 8, 1951
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UN POW "Olympics"
Propaganda in the North
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Koje-do POW Riots
Chaos in the South

Cease Fire, At Last

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July 27, 1953

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