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  • North of Yeoncheon, South Korea
    Thursday Apr 16, 1953

    Korean War

    The Battle of Pork Chop Hill

    North of Yeoncheon, South Korea
    Thursday Apr 16, 1953

    The Battle of Pork Chop Hill comprises a pair of related Korean War infantry battles during April and July of 1953. These were fought while the United Nations Command (UN) and the Chinese and North Koreans negotiated the Korean Armistice Agreement. In the U.S., they were controversial because of the many soldiers killed for terrain of no strategic or tactical value, although the Chinese lost many times the number of US soldiers killed and wounded. The first battle was described in the eponymous history Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, Korea, Spring 1953, by S.L.A. Marshall, from which the film Pork Chop Hill was drawn. The UN won the first battle but the Chinese won the second battle.




  • South Korea
    Wednesday Jun 10, 1953

    Korean War

    Outpost Harry

    South Korea
    Wednesday Jun 10, 1953

    Outpost Harry was a remote Korean War outpost located on a tiny hilltop in what was commonly referred to as the "Iron Triangle" on the Korean Peninsula. This was an area approximately 60 miles (100 km) northeast of Seoul and was the most direct route to the South Korean capital.




  • P'anmunjŏm, South Korea
    Monday Jul 27, 1953

    Korean War

    The Korean Armistice Agreement

    P'anmunjŏm, South Korea
    Monday Jul 27, 1953

    the KPA, the PVA and the UN Command signed the Korean Armistice Agreement on 27 July 1953.




  • Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Aug 1, 1953

    Samsung

    Founding Cheil Jedang

    Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Aug 1, 1953

    When the Korean War broke out, he was forced to leave Seoul. He started a sugar refinery in Busan named Cheil Jedang.




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