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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Striking Korean War photos show American GIs in conflict

Images of American GIs during the Korean War have been released to mark the 67th anniversary of US troops first engaging North Korean troops in combat.

Striking images show a US Marine tank follow a line of prisoners of war down a village street, soldiers engaging with the enemy and a grief stricken infantryman whose comrade had been killed in action being comforted.

Other photographs, released by the US Department of Defense, show the iconic Marilyn Monroe appearing at the USO Camp Show, troops being fed by Mickey Rooney, and General Douglas MacArthur embracing Dr Syngman Rhee, South Korea's first President.

The United States first engaged with North Korean forces during the Korean War's Battle of Osan on July 5, 1950.

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