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Thread #138129 Message #3163996
Posted By: YorkshireYankee
01-Jun-11 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Subject: RE: BS: Culture clash, German-US/Brit
Keith A: Two Victoria Crosses, Britain's highest military honour, were awarded for the action. But despite such heroism, Britain's role in the conflict has largely been forgotten by the public.
The British and US public(s), yes. But -- FWIW -- when I read that post out loud to my (English) husband, he immediately said "The Koreans haven't forgotten." When he visited the National War Memorial Museum in Seoul, (South) Korea ~5 years ago, he saw galleries devoted to the Korean War (the Gloucester Regiment was mentioned), and in front of the Museum, a memorial tower and a parade ground circled with flags, half of which represent all the Korean units who fought; the other half representing each UN country who contributed -- in order of contribution. The first four flags (in order) are: UN, South Korea, US and UK (followed Australia and the Netherlands).