• The pre-dawn darkness of 25 June 1950 was shattered by the tanks and artillery of the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) pouring over the 38th parallel...

  • The frozen winter of 1950–51 did not slow the fighting. Attacking through fierce snowstorms, the Communist Chinese drove South Korean and UN troops before them until Seoul fell for a second time on 5 January...

  • In late April 1951 3RAR was given the task of blocking the Chinese offensive advancing along the road to Seoul, north of the Kapyong River...

  • The battle of Maryang San, fought in the first week of October 1951, was part of a much larger UN Command advance called Operation Commando... Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this page contains some material which may be considered culturally sensitive including photographs of people who have passed away.

  • Air power was critical in defeating the initial North Korean offensive and in providing close air support for ground operations over the remainder of the war...

  • Corporal Ray Parry of South Perth was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for the courage he displayed on the night of 23 April 1951, during the battle of Kapyong...