Tag: Korean War

‘Australia’s smallest peacekeeping force’ in the unknown prelude to the Korean War

In the years leading up to the Korean War, the two future combatants were already fighting each other in a virtually undocumented guerrilla war. North Korean infiltrators and Republic of Korea (ROK) combat units skirmished inside South Korean borders for most of 1949 and early 1950. Thousands were killed. Both sides were accused of provocation and starting local engagements.

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