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WW2 in Korea

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#1 archaeologist5



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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

I have done several searches already about this topic to see if I could find anything and the only thread that was close was the one on apologizing for any guilt. Do any of you have any information of allied participation in Korea during WW2?

Credible and good links would be appreciated.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:05 AM

Start here. Korea in World War II | The World War II Multimedia Database

Korea was annexed by Japan in the early 20th Century. I don't think they had a direct role in WW2, other than using the women for "comfort" of the Japanese troops.

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#3 archaeologist5



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Posted 23 December 2011 - 05:31 AM

Actually it was 1910. Thanks for the links

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:26 PM

The Soviets invaded very late war. That's the main reason Korea ended up divided. Koreans were also incorporated into the Japanese army (not sure if it was all volenteer or a mix of that and draft although there was at least some coersion affecting the "volenteer" aspect from what I've read. Not sure if they were accepted as regular soldiers or just for filling menial positions. Mention is made of Korean guards at a number of the POW camps as well. I've also read of US bombing raids targeting Japanese positions in Korea.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

Koreans were frequently used as laborers. They comprised a large proportion of the small numbers of prisoners taken in various island battles.

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