The Korean Peninsula 1950 - 1953
June 1 - September 1950
Unexpectedly, the North Korean Peoples Army (NKPA) supported by
Soviet made T-34
tanks invaded South Korea in force. Finally, South Korean and U.S.
forces halted the
advance along a front which became known as the Pusan Perimeter.
(Naktong River–Taegu–Yongdok Line)
November 3, 1950 - January 1951
With the U.N. forces pursuing the NLPA and fanning out across the
expanding front in
North Korea, the CCF (Chinese Communist Forces) launched a surprise
over 200,000 men. This caused the longest retreat in U.S. military
Again Seoul fell to the enemy.
History Record: Longest retreat in U.S.
January 1951 - July 1953
After halting the CCF (Chinese Communist Forces) advance, the U.N.
forces conducted a
series of well executed attacks, recovering Seoul. Hostilities
eventually ceased along the
armistice line located near the 38th parallel.
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Korean War: Principal Campaigns 1950 - 1953