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PAJU, South Korea -- Hundreds of British war veterans and their families gathered on Tuesday in the South Korean border city of Paju to attend a ceremony commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the Imjin River battle. 

The historic battle took place during the Korean War when 652 soldiers from the UK fought against the Communist Chinese army near the Imjin River in 1951. 

During the battle, more than 600 British soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Glosters, died or were captured. Britain fought on South Korea's side in the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a UN force. 

A total of 793 British soldiers were killed and 2,878 others wounded or declared missing.

Photo: Newsis

British War Veterans Gather in Paju


PAJU, South Korea — Hundreds of British war veterans and their families gathered on Tuesday in the South Korean border city of Paju to attend a ceremony commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the Imjin River battle. 

The historic battle took place during the Korean War when 652 soldiers from the UK fought against the Communist Chinese army near the Imjin River in 1951. 

During the battle, more than 600 British soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Glosters, died or were captured. Britain fought on South Korea’s side in the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a UN force. 

A total of 793 British soldiers were killed and 2,878 others wounded or declared missing.

Photo: Newsis


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