Tag Archives: Korean War

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 28th July, 1953: The war in Korea is over after three years of bloody fighting which has cost over two million lives. The armistice was signed at Panmunjom at 10.01 yesterday. The terms of … Continue reading

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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th December, 1952 : President-elect Eisenhower and General MacArthur, sacked by President Truman as Supreme Commander, Far East, met in New York today to discuss the General’s plan for ending the war in … Continue reading

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july memories / 05

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 5th July, 1950 : American troops fought their first major engagement today and were badly mauled when 40 North Korean tanks overran their forward positions south of Suwon. The Communist tanks were backed by … Continue reading

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may memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th May, 1950 : French forces are feeling all the fury of the Communists in North Vietnam and they are appealing to the United States for military support. Four well-armed Viet Minh battalions attacked … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 17th May, 1951 : British and Australian troops have thrown back a mass attack on their lines by bugle-blowing Chinese infantry, south of Chunchon. After being battered by tanks and artillery, the Chinese withdraw, … Continue reading

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may memories / 08

 NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 8th May, 1952 : Allied fighter-bombers hammered the ancient Korean city of Suan today in raids which lasted from dawn to dusk. Bombs and napalm rained down on this supply centre, which was then … Continue reading

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may memories / 07

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 7th May, 1961 : A former British diplomat, George Blake, received a record 42-year jail sentence at Old Bailey for spying. The 38-year-old self-confessed spy is said to have passed to the Russians every … Continue reading

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may memories / 01

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st May, 1953 : Twenty-two British prisoners of war flew into RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire, today after a 10,000 mile, seven-day flight home. A large cheering crowd gathered to to greet the men, four … Continue reading

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december memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 26th December, 1951 : Australian troops in Korea got a visit yesterday from the Minister for the Army, Josiah Francis, and were distributed parcels bringing a touch of Christmas cheer to this bleak war … Continue reading

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september memories / 3

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 3rd September, 1952 : Carrier-based aircraft mounted their greatest raid of the Korean War when 160 war-planes struck targets only 12 miles from the Russian border. Aircraft from the American carriers Boxer, Essex and … Continue reading

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