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  • Paperback:¬†80 pages
  • Language:¬†English
  • ISBN-10:978-0954918053
  • ISBN-13:978-0954918057
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Irish casualties in the Korean War 1950-53

On 25 June 1950 June 1950 the North Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea. A United Nations mandate sent troops from many nations to repel the invaders. Thousands of Irishmen served with the United States and British Commonwealth armed forces. 110 were killed and over 100 captured. Irish missionaries were also killed and imprisoned.

This is a record of the Irish casualties in the Korean War using interviews, archives and newspaper reports. The biographical details of 117 fatalities and 92 POWs are recorded in what Hae-yun Park, South Korean ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, said is ‘The definitive record of Irish people who were killed in action or taken prisoner in the Korean War.’

80 pages, 23 photos, 1 map.