The Forgotten War
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the active fighting in the Korean War.
The Korean War was the third-deadliest overseas conflict in Canada's military history
Not all Canadian history happens in Canada. Over 70 years ago, nearly 30,000 Canadians volunteered to fight in the Korean War. It was the third-deadliest overseas conflict in our nation's military history — so why is it often referred to as "The Forgotten War"?
In this episode, friend of the pod and producer Eunice Kim joins us as we learn what led to the conflict, why Canada got involved and the lasting impact of a war that technically never ended. Then, we learn how some Korean Canadians are making sure we never forget.
With guests Andrew Burtch and Sun Choung
Warning: strong language and content.
- Korea Information - History Korean Cultural Center New York
- Imperialism, War, Revolution in East Asia (Korea) Asia for Educators, Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University
- Canadians in Korea Canadian War Museum
- Korean War The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Korean War, 1950-1953 Wilson Center
- Korean War Veterans Affairs Canada
- United Nations Command
- An Overview of North Korea-Japan Relations The National Committee on North Korea
- Teaching about the Comfort Women during World War II and the Use of Personal Stories of the Victims Education About Asia
- Korean Immigrants in Canada: Perspectives on Migration, Integration, and the Family Edited by Samuel Noh, Ann H. Kim and Marianne S. Noh