South Korean Justice

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

Picture Post, who took this shot. The guard standing at the front is about to hit one of them with his rifle butt. If they have had any trial it was summary and almost certainly they will be executed shortly. It will have been enough for them to have been denounced by someone as unreliable, potential communists, either after North Korea invaded on June 25th, or in the months before that.

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