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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

"In the aftermath of the Second World War (1939-1945), communities were still coming to terms with the devastation which that conflict had caused, and the millions it had killed. Yet only five years after the end of this war, another was to break out, and again Australia would commit its forces. It was the Korean War.

Korea was a place that few Australians knew much about, until 1950. From 1950-53, 17,000 Australians in the Army, Navy and Air Force fought as part of the United Nations (UN) multinational force, defending South Korea from the Communist force of North Korea. After the war ended, Australians remained in Korea for four years as military observers. Since then, Australia has maintained a presence, discharged by the Australian Military Attaché…"
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Legion 414 Nov 2019 2:26 p.m. PST

Yes, those who study the Korean War, know along other UN nation, the "ANZACs" fought very effectively. Just like in Vietnam over a decade later.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 3:14 p.m. PST

By the way… those 28mm looks good….

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Legion 415 Nov 2019 8:14 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2019 12:01 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my good friend!. (smile)


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Uparmored22 Nov 2019 3:41 a.m. PST

I grew up in the '90s telling people about the battle of Kapyong that I learnt about at the Australian War Memorial. Most Australians still don't even know we fought in Korea.

Actually most of our biggest migrant populations these days have come from lands where Australians have fought. I like telling em about the time Australian troops fought in their lands.

Legion 422 Nov 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

Most Australians still don't even know we fought in Korea.

Most Americans don't know we were there either. Even in the '85, my Mom mentioned to someone I was in the US Army in Korea. They did not know we had troops there …

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2019 11:22 p.m. PST

They probably know now.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2019 12:34 p.m. PST

(smile)


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