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    14-050 Garand Picture of the Day - Korea - Turkish Army




    Turkishicon Army soldiers on duty in Korea during Korean civil war.

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    Date taken:February 1951
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    duty in Korea during Korean civil war?

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    I was told it was a "police action".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom in N.J. View Post
    I was told it was a "police action".
    Caught the quotation marks.

    An early instance of the mutteling of the english language and tha attendant consiquences. Too many current instances to post here. I would bet 100% of the soldiers there would choose "war" as a more correct description.

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    "PC' ala 1950's......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafu View Post
    duty in Korea during Korean civil war?
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    South Korea - 602,902 China - 1,350,000
    USAicon- 326,863 North Korea - 266,600
    Other - 14,198 USSR - 26,000

    Guess it depends on your perspective

    In the U.S., the war was initially described by President Harry S. Truman as a "police action" as it was an undeclared military action, conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.[34] It has been referred to in the Anglosphere as "The Forgotten War" or "The Unknown War" because of the lack of public attention it received both during and after the war, and in relation to the global scale of World War II, which preceded it, and the subsequent angst of the Vietnam War, which succeeded it.[35][36]

    In South Korea, the war is usually referred to as "625" or the "6–2–5 Upheaval" (yook-i-o dongnan), reflecting the date of its commencement on 25 June.[37]

    In North Korea, the war is officially referred to as the "Fatherland Liberation War" (Choguk haebang chǒnjaeng) or alternatively the "Chosǒn [Korean] War" (Chosǒn chǒnjaeng).[38]

    In China the war is officially called the "War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea" (simplified Chinese: 抗美援朝战争; traditional Chinese: 抗美援朝戰爭; pinyin: Kàngměiyuáncháo zhànzhēng),[39][40] although the term "Chaoxian (Korean) War" (simplified Chinese: 朝鲜战争; traditional Chinese: 朝鮮戰爭; pinyin: Cháoxiǎn zhànzhēng) is also used in unofficial contexts, along with the term "Korean Conflict" (simplified Chinese: 韩战; traditional Chinese: 韓戰; pinyin: Hán Zhàn) more commonly used in regions such as Hong Kong and Macau.
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    In the '70's I worked with a Marine who had served as a Sergeant with the 1st Marines in the Korean (pick your favorite PC substitute for war). He fought for awhile along side of some Turks. He said that they were the fiercest fighters he saw. He claimed that during lulls in the fighting they would take only their knives and sneak across the lines at night and see how many they could kill. He also said that they never drew the knives without drawing blood. If necessary they would prick themselves before sheathing the knife.
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