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24 Apocalyptic Pictures From The Battlefields Of The Korean War

From 1950 to 1953, the United States was involved in extensive warfare to support a newly created South Korea from invasion by Russian-backed North Korea, a conflict that has remained at a virtual stalemate ever since.

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Portrait of American Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski as he sits in the cockpit of his Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane. Gabrewski was the top American fighter ace with 28 kills and later became an ace in the Korean War.

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Private John Baldridge, an American soldier suffering from frostbite while serving in the Korean War, examines his fingers while he convalesces at Percy Jones Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1951.

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Korean women weep as they identify family members killed by North Korean forces in 1953. The victims were forced into caves near Hamhung, which were then sealed off so that the men would suffocate.

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Left: A US soldier feeds a small kitten while in a trench dug by US soldiers along the line of defense. Right: A fatally wounded Marine receives his last rites from a Catholic chaplain in the field.

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