In June 1950, as the international community was coming to terms with the aftermath of World War II, a new conflict broke out on the Korean peninsula - and the Cold War turned hot for the first time.
North Korean communist forces moved south, crossing the 38th parallel military demarcation line agreed in 1945. South Korea, the US, Britain and their allies fought back.
With the help of archive images and audio from 60 years ago, see what happened in the conflict that - in the West at least - is often referred to as the "forgotten war".
For audio and image information click 'show captions'.
Images courtesy Getty Images, AFP and AP. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 25 June 2010.
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