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Australia’s Korean War 70 years on

25 April 2023

4:30 AM

25 April 2023

4:30 AM

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement (July 27, 1953), it is timely to reflect on Australia’s contribution to securing what is effectively the frontier of democracy.

Technically, the two Koreas are still at war. But South Korea is thriving as it recovers from decades of occupation by the Japanese and the devastation of the Korean War which saw the capital, Seoul, change hands between the North and South four times before the Armistice.

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