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Rare Images of the Korean War (1950-1953) from Both Sides… (40+ photos)









A woman and child wander among debris in Pyongyang, North Korea, after an air raid by U.S. planes, circa 1950


North Korea soldiers.






Captured by American forces in the Taegu area of South Korea on Oct. 8, 1950, these North Korean girls are pictures of dejection as they are marched to a train which will take them to a prisoner of war camp at Pusan. (AP Photo/ Gene Herrick)





Helicopters were used on the battlefront as liaison planes and for evacuating the wounded. Here, one of the helicopters takes off over the heads of First Marine Division troops in a forward position on a mountain slope



Soldiers digging into bunkers atop Old Baldy in Korea in 1952.

Trees stripped by artillery and aerial bombardment stand like match sticks in this air view of hill 931 on Oct. 22, 1950, one of the main peaks which dominated Heartbreak Ridge in Korea. The complex system of communist trenches and bunkers are visible. This hill was taken twice by U.N. forces, the last time on October 6 by elements of the 23rd U.S. Regiment and a French Battalion. (AP Photo/GS)