Korea The Forgotten War
At the end of World War II, few Americans dreamed that less than five years later the nation would once again be involved in a bloody overseas conflict. Yet June 25, 1950 marked the beginning of a war like no other America had ever fought.
Nearly 27,000 Canadians served during the Korean War from 1950 - 1953. Over 500 were killed and more than 1000 wounded. Yet nearly half a century since the Armistice was signed in Panmunjon, most Canadians are unaware of the role Canada played in that conflict. Korea is known as Canada's forgotten war, with most people seeing it as little more than an obscure 'policing action' by the United Nations, played out in the shadow of the devastation of World War II.