The Invasion

By. A Brown

The force was made up of 90,000 men and 150T-34 tanks. North Korea attack on the the morning of Sunday June 25Th. South Korea was nothing compared to north Korea, they only had 38,000 troops. North Korea invaded two main parts, the first, the char wan-Uijonngbu-seoul acis, second main group, down a highway along the coast. They out numbered the south almost five to one.
The south had no heavy weapons to stop the north. The final blow to the south Korean army occurred when the bridges over the Han River, North of Seoul, were blown up to soon. This eliminated almost 10,000 south Korean troops leaving them no chance that they could be an effective fighting force.

June 25, 1950 At approximately 4 a.m. (Korean Standard Time) on a rainy Sunday morning Democratic People's Republic of Korea Army (DPRK - North Korea) artillery and mortars open fire on Republic of Korea (ROK - South Korea) Army positions south of the 38th Parallel, the line then serving as the border between the two countries. The opening barrage is followed shortly by tank/infantry attacks at all points along the Parallel. At 11 a.m. North Korea announced a formal declaration of war and what is now known as "The Korean War" officially began. In this announcement North Korea claimed ROK forces on the Ongjin Peninsula attacked North Korea in the Haeju area (west) and their declaration of war was in response to this attack. This claim was bogus.


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