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The forgotten war ... South African “mud movers” in Korea

To many South African participation in the Korean War is unknown, but as part of United Nation contributions to the war effort South Africa sent a squadron to South Korea to fight in the Korean War. 197 more words


"SOUTHERNERS, NORTHERNERS/ 남녘사람 북녁사람"- A Novel of the Korean War by Lee Ho-Chul

Shortly after the outbreak of the Korean War, when he was eighteen, Lee Ho-Chul was drafted into the North Korean army. Southerners, Northerners (Namnyk saram pungnyk saram) is a fictionalized account of his inglorious yet dramatic experiences as a raw recruit and, soon afterward, as a prisoner of war. 476 more words


The War Memorial of Korea

You can’t mention South Korea without thinking about its history. It is a past hunted by war between North Korea and South Korea. The war started on the 25th of June 1950 and ended on the 27th of July 1953, with both sides ceasing fire without a treaty. 386 more words


The SAAF's Mustangs baptism of fire and the urgent need for jet powered fighters

Korean War and the urgent need for the South African Air Force participating in the war  to change from piston driven Mustangs to jet power. 296 more words

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Flying Cheetahs - the South African Air Force in the Korean War

Not many South Africans are aware that South Africa took part in the Korean War, well here is a rare original colour photograph of a North American F-51D Mustang fighters of No. 54 more words


The New Battlefield

It’s getting harder and harder for governments to start their wars and you’re the problem.  Ever since conflicts began there has been a spark like flint to steel that ignites the event into world conflict. 272 more words

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"Who Ate Up All The Shinga" – a critical essay by Alice Bennell

The Shinga plant (싱아, aconogonon alpinum)

Who Ate Up All the Shinga is an autobiographical novel chronicling the early life of the author, Park Wan-Suh. The Japanese occupation of Korea, and events leading up to the Korean War, provide a backdrop to a story of a young girl growing up in the tiny Korean village of Pakchok Hamlet. 1,399 more words