40 impressive photos of the Korean war

June 25, 1950 started the Korean war that turned the two parts of the once unified country into irreconcilable opponents. The Korean war is often called "the forgotten", however, these photos will help to recall the events that took place almost 70 years ago.

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

One of the four American soldiers of the 21st infantry regiment found halfway to the advanced observation post and the front line on 10 July 1950. The photographer reported that the soldiers most likely caught on the night of the 10th of July and then shot. Many were shot in the head, the hands were tied behind his back. In addition, it destroyed a large number of weapons and military equipment. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

American military tank going after the column of prisoners of war in the village on 26 September 1950. (U. S. Department of Defense/U.S. Marine Corps/S. Sgt. John Babyak, Jr.)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The South Korean recruits are sent to the car-platform to fight against North Korean invaders. They have organised a farewell with full honors and with orchestra 17 July 1950. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The helicopter "Bell" with the wounded Marines from the front lines, lands at the site of a medical unit in 1950. Military medics already waiting for the wounded with a stretcher to hastily carry them to tents that serve as operating (in the background). (U. S. Department of Defense/TSGT. Charles B. Tyler)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The corpse of a North Korean tankman lies on the ground among the wrecked tanks in Indore 13 Aug 1950. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Korean girl with brother on back wearily passes by tank M-26 on 9 June 1951. (U. S. Navy/Maj. R. V. Spencer, UAF)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Four tired American marine just returned from the line of the Western Korean front, read the good news that the ceasefire agreement will soon be formally signed on July 26, 1953. (AP Photo/George Sweers)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Command post somewhere in South Korea, 12 July 1950. American soldiers on duty in hay disguised as an armored personnel carrier. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Smoke rises from the ruins of the village of Agok in Northern South Korea in August 1950. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

North Korean prisoners captured during fighting for Yongsan-GU 2 September 1950, sitting on the hood of the jeep under the protection of U.S. Marines. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

This photograph of the American army, once considered "top secret", is one of a series of pictures from the summer of 1800 the execution of South Korean political prisoners in Taejon in July 1950. Historians and survivors claim South Korean troops executed many civilians outside of the front lines when the UN troops retreated before the North Korean army in the mid-50s. They were executed on suspicion of sympathizing with the Communists and a possible enemy engagement. (AP Photo/National Archives, Major Abbott/U.S. Army)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Four landing craft unloading on the beach at Inchon on 15 September 1950. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

General Douglas MacArthur (in the passenger seat in a leather jacket) inspects the new Incheon front in Western Korea on 19 September 1950. He is accompanied by major General Edward M. Almond (left), commander of the 10th corps, and Vice Admiral Arthur D. Strobl, commander of the fifth fleet. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Signal Corps)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

General views of burned city of Taejon on 30 September 1950. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

American soldiers leading prisoners of war, 16 November 1950. (AP Photo/Hank Walker)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Doctors operate on the wounded in the gunfight the Marines June 25, 1950. (U. S. Department of Defense/TSGT. Robert H. Mosier)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

After a civilian reported that the tunnel was hiding North Korean soldiers, us Marines threw a grenade. The entrance to the tunnel cover for the gunner and infantryman. The photo was taken in September 1950. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Body 400 Korean civilians in the prison yard of Daejeon. These people were bound and killed by the retreating Communist forces before the 24th platoon of the American army entered the city on 28 September 1950. The captives themselves had to dig their own graves before being shot. On the left is a war correspondent Gordon Hammock. (AP Photo/James Pringle)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Koreans lay on the street among the debris after fighting in Seoul in September 1950. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Thatched huts are burning after the bombing of the collection point of supply in North Korea, 10 may 1951. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

American tank sneaking through an enemy roadblock near Seoul October 7, 1950, while the infantry of the 7th division ready to break into enemy territory and kill with sniper fire. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

After the shootings and bombing in this area, the trees like matchsticks. This photo was taken on 22 October 1950 at hill 931, one of the main peaks of Heartbreak ridge in Korea. In the photo you can see a complex system of trenches and bunkers of the Communists. This hill was captured by the UN twice, the last time on 6 October 1950. (AP Photo/GS)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The bodies of more than 60 South Korean civilian, hammered to death in the mine Kum Bong San, near the Tube-no 19 Oct 1950. They were killed by the North Korean Communists who brought them here from the prison in Chinampo. Body found UN troops. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

British and Australian troops search houses in Hwangju 17 October 1950 during combat operations on the way to the North Korean capital Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Max Desfor )

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Amphibious boat with American soldiers on Board race on mine-infested waters of Wonsan Harbor to the East coast of North Korea, 26 October 1950. About 50, 000 American soldiers landed on the beaches of North Korea, to help the allied forces to advance toward the Manchurian border. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Pyongyang residents and refugees from other cities of North Korea climb the fallen beams of city bridge trying to escape the approaching Chinese troops. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Chinese soldiers surrender to U.S. Marines on 9 December 1950. (U. S. Department of Defense/SGT. F. C. Kerr)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Close cooperation of American air and ground units during a skirmish with the Chinese in Korea. U.S. Marines move forward after effective air support from the "Corsairs F4U-5" December 26, 1950. (U. S. Department of Defense/CPL. P. McDonald)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Body the American, British and Korean soldiers are gathered for the mass burning to Koto-ri on 8 December 1950. (U. S. Department of Defense/SGT. F. C. Kerr)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The F-86 "sabre" is preparing to attack a military camp in the snow-covered Korean village below on January 28, 1951. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Bound hands and breath melted the snow – traces of a Korean civilian shot and left to die by retreating Communists. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Canadian infantry soldiers read news from home waiting for orders attack on Chinese Communist forces on the Korean front February 29, 1951. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The warehouses and docks of Wonsan, important East port, felt the brunt of a devastating bombing, which was conducted by an American "B-26 Invader" in 1951. (U. S. Department of Defense/USIA)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Tank 25th division uses a flamethrower against long-term fortifications in the mountain, near the Han river March 30, 1952. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

British soldiers, delivered to the Bank of Korea the American warship, put explosives on enemy Railways on 13 April 1951. About 90 meters of Railways, vital to Chinese Communist forces were destroyed just a few miles from the location of the two enemy divisions. (AP Photo)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Tired after a long Hiking Turkish soldiers as part of UN troops sitting on a mule, which he took from an enemy soldier may 5, 1951. He attacked the approaching Chinese from ambush and captured his mule, to carry out the stragglers soldiers in the rear. (AP Photo/Robert Schutz)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

Three Korean Communists in a fishing boat captured by the soldiers of the cruiser "Manchester" off the coast of Korea on may 10, 1951. (U. S. Department of Defense/U.S. Navy)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

The dead Chinese soldiers in the camp, burned form on one of them still Smoking. After reflecting the Federal forces a severe attack of the enemy on the Central front may 17, 1951. (AP Photo/ENJ)

40 impressive photos of the Korean war

General William K. Harrison (left) and General Il Us (right) sign an agreement on cessation of hostilities that ended the Korean war, near Panmunjom July 27, 1953. (AP Photo)

Keywords: Anniversary | Korea | North Korea | South Korea

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