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WilhelmSchulz.
06-26-2007, 04:59 AM
Yesterday 57 years ago forces of the Communist North Korea crossed the 38th parrell and invaded South Korea. Lasting 3 years and countless lives UN forces where almost pushed into the sea and then pushed the enemny back into his own country and almost reached China. Although Korea has been forgoten by many this is one American who honors thoes that fought the first battle of the Cold War.

Celeon999
06-26-2007, 06:16 AM
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I remember the radio broadcast from the last episode of MASH.

The reporter said that now, after the armistice with North Korea and three years of war, the USA would invest the rest of its planned military budget for the Korean theater into preventing the spread of communism into other countries like Vietnam a part of French Indochina.

Klinger asked "Where is this Vietnam ? Never heard of it" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Colonel Potter "Thats not that far away from here" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif


Here are some stats from the Korean War

(Numbers vary from source to source (See USA) and should not be taken as 100% correct)

North Korea :

KIA : 215.000
WIA : 303.000
MIA or POW : 120.000

South Korea :

KIA : 58.704
WIA : 175.743
MIA or POW : 80.000

United States :

KIA : 27.704 (Some sources state 33.629)
WIA : 79.526 (Some sources state 103.284)
MIA : 4.442 (Some sources state 5.178)
POW : 6.656

Peoples Republic of China :

KIA : 400.000
WIA : 486.000
POW : 21.000

the UK :

KIA : 1.109
WIA : 2.674
MIA or POW : 1.060

Turkey :

KIA : 721
WIA : 2.111
POW : 216

Soviet Union
KIA : 315

Canada
KIA : 516

Australia
KIA : 332

France :
KIA 269

Columbia
KIA : 213

Greece
KIA : 186

Thailand
KIA : 130

The Netherlands
KIA : 124

Ethiopia
KIA : 122

the Phillipines
KIA : 122

Belgium
KIA : 106

New Zealand
KIA : 43

South Africa
KIA : 35

Norway
KIA : 3

Luxembourg
KIA : 2


Korean civilians killed or wounded : Approximately 2.000.000 !

Korean homeless : Approximately 3.000.000

Goose_Green
06-26-2007, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:


Korean civilians killed or wounded : Approximately 2.000.000 !

Korean homeless : Approximately 3.000.000

It is always the innocent that suffer in war!

Excellent post Celeon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif ...as usual http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Celeon999
06-26-2007, 06:58 AM
I hope the Koreans will one day have a .... THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1URzkk-oa28)


But which side will join the other ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

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