The Korean War
The Korean War is the forgotten war of the 20th century. Maybe it was because it took place so soon after the end of of World War II, or maybe because it ended in a stalemate and to this day that stalemate has not been resolved. For whatever reason it was a war that no great movie(other then the TV show Mash) were done about it, there was never much discussion about it. But for the 5,720,000 US troops who served, of which 36,995 died and another 103,235 were wounded it was every bit a war.
What were the causes of the war
June 25, 1950
The war begins with an invasion
How did Washington respond to the invasion
June 30, 1950
Oe of the forces on the ground was battalion led by Colonel Smith
American forces began to deploy to South Korea
General Walker became the commander of US troops
The American forces managed to hold the lines in Pusan
The Inchon invasion changed with face of the war
A push North by UN forces
September 25, 1950
Seoul was recaptured by UN forces.
The UN forces pushed deep into North Korea.
The Chinese forces surprised UN forces by intervening
The Chinese began an offensive against UN forces
The American forces were almost trapped near the Chosin Resevoir
General Walker was killed and Genera Ridgeway too command
A bill to give more Civil War veterans pensions
The UN forces began to take the offensive again
April 5, 1951
President Truman fired General MacArthur
It became clear that a stalemate had developed
Peace talks begins. They lasted 3 years.
July 27, 1953
A final armistace was reached to end the war.