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A Republic of Korea soldier, left, and an American officer search the pockets of a dead Communist soldier left behind by retreating Communist troops during U.S. Marines' counterattack against enemy in hills near Yongsan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950, in the Korean War. An enemy tank, one of several knocked out during battle, burns in the background. (AP Photo)

A Republic of Korea soldier, left, and an American officer search the pockets of a dead Communist soldier left behind by retreating Communist troops during U.S. Marines' counterattack against enemy in hills near Yongsan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950, in the Korean War. An enemy tank, one of several knocked out during battle, burns in the background. (AP Photo)

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10 Famous Pictures & Their Stories From Around The World

The Korean War: Began June 25, 1950 at the 38th parallel. Later that year, China enters the war & sides with N. Korea. This broke the UN advance. As UN & U.S. forces left, so did N. Korean civilians. Thousands tried to cross this destroyed bridge over the Taedong River near Pyongyang, N. Korea at once. This December 4, 1950 photo of refugees struggling to cross the bridge won AP photographer Max Desfor the Pulitzer Prize. Interviewed after the war, he noted the “deathly silence” of the…

from The Atlantic

Remembering the Korean War

Bodies of some 400 Korean civilians lie in and around trenches in Taejon's prison yard during the Korean War, on September 28, 1950. The victims were bound and slain by retreating Communist forces before the 24th U.S. Division troops recaptured the city September 28. Witnesses said that the prisoners were forced to dig their own trench graves before the slaughter.

from Boston.com

Remembering the Korean War, 60 years ago

This U.S. Army photograph, once classified "top secret", is one of a series depicting the summary execution of 1,800 South Korean political prisoners by the South Korean military at Taejon, South Korea, over three days in July 1950. Historians and survivors claim South Korean troops executed many civilians behind frontlines as U.N. forces retreated before the North Korean army in mid-1950, on suspicion that they were communist sympathizers and might collaborate with the advancing enemy. (AP…

A pair of bound hands and a breathing hole in the snow reveal the presence of the body of a Korean civilian shot and left to die by retreating Communists during the Korean War, Yangji, Korea, January 27, 1951

A pair of bound hands and a breathing hole in the snow reveal the presence of the body of a Korean civilian shot and left to die by retreating Communists during the Korean War, Yangji, Korea, January 27, 1951

from Boston.com

Remembering the Korean War, 60 years ago

A pair of bound hands and a breathing hole in the snow at Yangji, Korea, Jan. 27, 1951 reveal the presence of the body of a Korean civilian shot and left to die by retreating Communists during the Korean War. (AP Photo/Max Desfor) #