It was June 25, 1950 when 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army stormed across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south.
This invasion started the Korean War and was also the first military action of the Cold War. One month later, in July of 1950, American troops entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. American officials saw it as a war against the forces of international communism and its spread.
Our collections from this war include weapons, uniforms, photographs, flags and much more.