Korean War Poster featuring an image of Bob Hope, radio and screen star, sitting with men of X Corps, as members of his troupe enterain at Womsan, Korea. October 26, 1950. Cpl. Alex Klein. (Army)
The Korean War, 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance.