Canada in the Korean War

Posted by on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Canadian Forces were involved in the 1950–1953 Korean War.

26,000 Canadians fought in the war. 516 Canadians died, 312 of which were from combat. After the war, Canadian troops remained for three years as military observers.

When the North Korean Army crossed into South Korea on 25 June 1950, they advanced for the capital Seoul, which fell in less than a week.

The result was a military stalemate. The North Korean invasion of South Korea was repelled. Subsequent United Nations invasion of North Korea repelled. Subsequent Chinese–North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled, and the Korean Armistice Agreement was drafted.

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