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Exploring the history of the Korean peninsula beyond the north-south divide.

Prisoners of war are driven to their execution in a harrowing image from 1950.

Rowena Hammal explains why the Korean War broke out in 1950.

It was not until a year after the armistice that the remaining American divisions were withdrawn from Korea, on August 18th, 1954.

Wilson Strand looks at the many attempts to open Korea to Western trade in the 19th century.

Paul Wingrove looks at the roles of Stalin, Mao and Kim Il Sung.

When North Korean tanks and infantry crossed the Thirty-Eighth Parallel in 1950, the Korean War began. The three-year war cost United Nations and South Korean forces over 200,000 casualties.

Brian Catchpole remembers the sufferings and heroism of the Commonwealth Division in the first major conflict of the Cold War.

Ronan Thomas takes a look at the cultures of Korea after becoming independent from Japan in 1945.

Ann Hills on how Korea’s rich history is displayed.