The Korean War was one of the bloodiest wars in history. About a million South Korean civilians were killed and serveral million made homeless. About 580,000 UN and South Korean troops and 1,600,000 Communist troops were killed, wounded or reported missing. The War ended in July 1953 when the UN and North Korea signed an armistice agreement.
Obverse - Bust of Elizabeth II. Reverse - Hercules wrestling with the Hydra.
This reproduction Korea medal is made from lead-free pewter. It is supplied on a yellow and blue ribbon attached to a card with an image of an attaching infantry being given artillery support on the front and historical information on the reverse.
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