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British Prisoners of the Korean War

S. P. MacKenzie


During the Korean War nearly a thousand British servicemen, along with a handful of British civilians, were captured by North Korean and Red Chinese forces. In various camps in the vicinity of Pyongyang and villages along the Yalu River these men found themselves subjected to a prolonged effort by the enemy to undermine their allegiance to the Crown and enlist them in various propaganda campaigns directed against the UN war effort. This is the first academic study to examine in detail exactly what happened to the major groups of British military and civilian prisoners held in different locatio ... More

Keywords: Korea, Korean War, America, United Kingdom, prisoners of war, China, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199656028
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. P. MacKenzie, author
Caroline McKissick Dial Professor of History, University of South Carolina