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The Governor General sends Canada's troops off to Korea

It is called Canada's "Forgotten War." Over 500 Canadians died in the United Nations' struggle to repel the communist forces that invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. To the people they helped liberate, the Canadians were heroes. Yet those who made it home returned to an indifferent country and a government that took 40 years to officially acknowledge their sacrifice.

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Canada's Governor General, Viscount Alexander addresses Canadian troops before they depart for Korea.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: Dec. 29, 1951
Guest: Viscount Alexander
Duration: 0:32

Last updated: April 9, 2014

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