Monday, 9 July 2012

Korean War

Scotland's Forgotten War

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60 years after the Korean War, Jackie Bird investigates why one of the biggest conflicts of the 20th century has slipped from public memory. The war, in which thousands of young Scottish national servicemen fought, caused more British deaths than the Afghan, Iraq and Falklands wars combined. Jackie Bird discovers her own personal connection to the conflict and traces what happened to one of its forgotten victims. She also travels to Korea with some of the surviving Scottish veterans, on an emotional journey to reclaim their past. Although their numbers are dwindling with the passage of time, many of the Korean War veterans still have to come to terms with a war the rest of the country has largely forgotten.

For more information about the involvement of the King's Own Scottish Borders in the Korean conflict, have a look at this website:-

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed this very touching and emotional programme.