Here's a look at what you need to know about the Korean War. Today marks 60 years since the signing of the armistice agreement that ended the fighting.
- June 25, 1950 - The invasion of the Republic of Korea (ROK) by the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) begins what would be the Korean War.
- July 27, 1953 - Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Chinese People's Volunteers and the UN sign an armistice agreement, ending the fighting.
- There has never been a peace treaty, so the Korean War has technically never ended.
- The casualty toll had been reported as 54,246 until June 2000, when the Pentagon acknowledged that a clerical error had included deaths outside the Korean War theatre in the total.
- The US sent about 90% of the troops that were sent to aid South Korea.
- The first war with battles between jet aircraft.
- The truce talks lasted 2 years and 17 days.
- Nearly 1,100 British servicemen died in the conflict.
- It is referred to as 'The Forgotten War' because of the lack of public attention.
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