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P04641.050

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P04641.050
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Photographer Bushby, Donald Douglas George (Doug)
Place made Korea: 38th Parallel, Panmunjom
Date made 1953

Description

United Nations guards standing at ease outside the hastily built building at Panmunjom, in which the armistice was signed on 27 July 1953. The guard is formed of representatives of some of the major UN nations and includes US Army and Navy military police and unidentified Australian (right) and British (left) soldiers. Two of the men, including the Australian, are wearing the white on red cross-shaped colour patch of the 8th United States Army. All are wearing light blue UN identification tags. This photograph is one of a series taken by the Australian Mr Douglas (Doug) Bushby in his capacity as a UN accredited War Correspondent. Mr Bushby devoted much of his time to relief and missionary work amongst Korean refugees, orphans and North Korean and Chinese prisoners of war.