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The Korean War in Britain: Citizenship, selfhood and forgetting

Grace Huxford


The Korean War in Britain explores the social and cultural impact of the Korean War (1950–53) on Britain. Coming just five years after the ravages of the Second World War, Korea was a deeply unsettling moment in post-war British history. When North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950, Britons worried about a return to total war and the prospect of atomic warfare. As the war progressed, British people grew uneasy about the conduct of the war. From American ‘germ’ warfare allegations to anxiety over Communist use of ‘brainwashing’, the Korean War precipitated a series of short-lived panics in ... More

Keywords: Korean War, Cold War, Long Second World War, Memory, anti-war protest, experience, life-writing, citizenship, selfhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526118950
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526118950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grace Huxford, author
Lecturer in British History at the University of Bristol