Post War

Artifact PW2-15: Destruction of Seoul, Korea, 1951

Submitted by: M. Lavigne on behalf of Capt. L. Lavigne

Destruction of Seoul

PW2-15 Destruction of Seoul, 1951: Seoul, the capital of South Korea was captured by North Korean Forces in 1951.

Destruction of Seoul

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.

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