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The Joint Security Area & Meeting Rooms

When most people think of the Korean Demilitarised Zone the image that most often comes to mind is one of Joint Security Area (JSA), and in particular the three blue and two white buildings therein which straddle the border between North and South Korea (pictured above). 781 more words

Panmunjom & DMZ

Armistice Agreement Signing Hall – Peace Museum

After over 2 years of negotiations in the Armistice Talks Hall (see my separate review) and the death of nearly 3 million people the two combatants in the Korean War, North Korea/China and the United Nations Command or UNC (South Korea, the USA and about 10 other “minor” participants –importantly, under command of the US and not the UN) agreed on the terms of an armistice. 671 more words

Panmunjom & DMZ

Armistice Talks Hall

This was our first stop within the Demilitarised Zone.

The Korean War started on 25 June 1950 with the North’s invasion of South Korea (denied by the North which claims the South started the war). 392 more words

Panmunjom & DMZ

If war resumes leave the area as soon as possible!

Korea divided

At the end of World War II, following an agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union the Korean Peninsula was divided, roughly in half, along the 38th parallel north. 943 more words

Panmunjom & DMZ

Babylon's Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won’t go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that “Babylon’s Song” has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. 395 more words

Science Fiction

11:01

At 11:01 as at 10:59 on the 11th November 1918. Little had changed.

There were still 2 million British tommies propped up on sentry duty and dug into trenches all the way along the Western Front.