Korean War Memorial

Korean War Memorial (HM23ZW)

Location: London, England SW1A Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 30.223', W 0° 7.432'

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[Memorial - front:]

The
Korean
War
1950-1953


[Memorial - left:]
British
Forces


In this fierce and brutal conflict those who fought included many Second World War veterans reinforced by reservists and young National Servicemen

The land battle was fought against numerically superior Communist forces
The terrain was mountainous and the weather extreme
81,084 British servicemen served in the theatre of operations
1,106 were killed in action
Thousands were wounded and 1,060 suffered as prisoners of war

[Memorial - right:]

United
Nations


The Korean War was the first UN action against aggression

The UN forces that fought the North Korean invasion were drawn from 21 countries

Although exhausted and impoverished after the Second World War, Britain responded immediately by providing strong naval, army and air forces and became the second largest contributor after the United States

A distant obligation honourably discharged
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HM NumberHM23ZW
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Year Placed2014
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Date Added Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699605 N 5709764
Decimal Degrees51.50371667, -0.12386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.223', W 0° 7.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 13.38" N, 0° 7' 25.92" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Victoria Embankment, London England SW1A, GB
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