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IRISH CASUALTIES IN THE KOREAN WAR 1950-53

Irish casualties in the Korean War 1950-53

August-December 1953 is the 60th anniversary of the repatriation of prisoners-of-war held by the United Nations and the Communists in Korea. During the Korean War 1950-53 the Communists held nearly 5,000 American and 1,000 British Commonwealth prisoners. A project is underway to try and identify Irish-born prisoners in both the US and British armed forces.

If you have any information, photos, etc., on Irish POWS or those killed or injured in the conflict could you please contact James Durney re james.durney@yahoo.ie

During the Korean War 1950-53 the Communists held nearly 5,000 American and 1,000 British Commonwealth prisoners, several hundred of whom were Irish.


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