The Korean War- in pictures

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After World War II, Korea split into North Korea and South Korea respectively. The Korean War was a military conflict fought between the two. Additionally, the Soviet Union, the United Nations with the United States and China also got involved in the war. Subsequently, the Korean War ended with Korea divided into two hostile territories. We have compiled a list of pictures that depict the Korean War.

Let us take a look at The Korean War- in pictures.

1) An undated picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency shows captured American troops marching down a street during the Korean War.

A picture of captured American troops marching down a street during the Korean War

2) South Korean WACs march through Pusan, the main United Nations’ fort city in Korea, on September 12, 1950.

A picture of South Korean WACs- Korean War pictures

3) A picture depicting troops digging into bunkers atop Old Baldy in Korea in 1952.

A picture depicting troops digging into bunkers atop Old Baldy in Korea in 1952

4) American soldiers in South Korea camouflage their weapons carrier while keeping an eye out for the enemy. July 12, 1950.

A picture of a comouflaged weapon- Korean War pictures

5) A picture depicting three communists captured by the United States Navy off the coast of Korea. May 10, 1951.

A picture depicting three communists captured by the USS Manchester off the coast of Korea, May 10, 1951

6) A picture depicting captured North Korean girls marched to a train that will take them to a prisoner of war camp at Pusan. Taegu, South Korea, October 8, 1950.

A picture depicting captured North Korean girls- Korean War pictures

7) A U.S. tank follows prisoners of war as they march down a village street. September 26, 1950.

A picture of a U.S. tank- Korean War pictures

8) A child sits in the ruins of his home destroyed by fire in Suwon, South Korea, on February 3, 1951.

A picture of a korean child sitting in ruins- Korean War pictures

9) A picture depicting a U.S. Marine (right) with captured North Koreans on September 20, 1950.

A picture depicting a U.S. Marine (right) with captured North Koreans- Korean War pictures

10) A picture depicting North Korean soldiers and their tanks in Seoul during the Korean War.

A picture of North Korean combatons in Seoul

11) American forces and their tank landing ships unload at Inchon on September 15, 1950.

A picture of Tank landing ships in Inchon

12) U.S. troops position a howitzer near the Kum River during the Korean War.

A picture of a howitzer

13) A picture depicting combat in the streets of Seoul during the Korean War.

A picture depicting combat in the streets of Seoul during the Korean War.

14) A picture of Chinese troops crossing the frozen Yalu River during the Korean War.

A picture of Chinese troops crossing the frozen river

15) A picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean combatants advancing during the Korean War.

A picture of North Korean Combatants advancing during the Korean war

16) Korean refugees wait in line to board a vessel in Hungnam harbour, North Korea on December 21, 1950, as they flee the advancing Chinese and North Koreans.

A picture of North Korean refugees

17) Another picture depicting refugees waiting to evacuate at Hungnam.

A picture of refugees waiting to evacuate at Hungnam

18) A picture depicting smoke rising from the ruins of the village of Agok in the northern region of South Korea, August 1950.

A picture depicting smoke rising from the ruins of the village of Agok

19) Paratroopers from the 187th RCT jump from aircraft near the North Korean towns of Sukchon and Sunchon. October 20, 1950.

A picture of American paratroopers

20) Chinese communist troops surrender to Charlie Company, 7th Marines, south of Koto-ri, on December 9th, 1950.

A picture of Chinese troops surrendering to American forces

21) American GIs and Korean troops stack up a large pile of empty artillery and mortar shell casings at a collecting point near the front on June 18, 1953.

A picture of a large pile of mortar shells

22) A young Korean girl carries her brother on her back as she passes by a stalled tank. Haengju, Korea, June 9, 1951.

A picture of a girl carrying her brother on her back

23) A picture depicting General William K. Harrison (left) and General Nam II (right) signing the armistice agreement which brought the Korean War to a close. Panmunjom, July 27, 1953.

A picture depicting General William K. Harrison (left) and General Nam II (right)

24) Four U.S. Marines just off the fighting line on the Western Korean front read the good news in an official handout that armistice to end the war was going to be signed soon. Panmunjom, July 26, 1953.

A picture of Four U.S. Marines
(C: George Sweer)

25) A picture depicting PFC Donald Jones of Topeka, Kansas reading a sign put up on the south limit of the demilitarized zone in Korea on July 30, 1953.

A picture of an American soldier reading a sign

Photo credit: U.S. Navy / AP / Korean Central News Agency)

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