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In from the Cold

Part 5

Legacies

A Chinese officer, Hshwang Shon Kwang, presents a red ‘peace’ flag to Douglas Bushby

A Chinese officer, Hshwang Shon Kwang, presents a red ‘peace’ flag to Douglas Bushby, an Australian war correspondent, in no man’s land, the day after the ceasefire in Korea took effect. Jamestown Line, the Hook, 28 July 1953.

Source: AWM P04641.119. Image courtesy of Douglas Bushby.

A Republic of Korea military policeman stands guard at Panmunjom in 2001

A Republic of Korea military policeman stands guard at Panmunjom in 2001. South Korean and North Korean guards still continue to face off, only metres apart, at Panmunjom.

Source: AWM P03529.001.

This propaganda poster, produced after the armistice in July 1953, remains relevant today. c. 1953.

The Korean War remains unfinished. As yet, no peace treaty exists between the West and North Korea. This propaganda poster, produced after the armistice in July 1953, remains relevant today. c. 1953.

Source: AWM ARTV08071.

The long-lasting individual and social influences of the Korean War on Australia are remembered and recognised at the Australian National Korean War Memorial in Canberra, Australia

The long-lasting individual and social influences of the Korean War on Australia are remembered and recognised at the Australian National Korean War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.

Source: Image courtesy of Liam Brewin Higgins.


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