Artifact PW2-15: Destruction of Seoul, Korea, 1951
Submitted by: M. Lavigne on behalf of Capt. L. Lavigne
PW2-15 Destruction of Seoul, 1951: Seoul, the capital of South Korea was captured by North Korean Forces in 1951.
1951 photos by Captain Léo Lavigne, 2R22eR
Following World War II, The Korean peninsula was divided in two. The 38th parallel became the border. On the night of Saturday to Sunday 25 July 1950 the North Koreans crossed the border, invaded the South and made it to the Pusan (Busan) peninsula in short order. During the advance, Seoul, the capital of South Korea was over-run and heavily damaged.