The 25th of June marks 70 years since the Korean War. Join the discussion to understand what this means for Australia into the future.
About this Event
Australians served at sea, on land and in the air alongside their United Nations partners during the war. They fought with distinction, from bitterly cold mountain tops, to the frozen decks of aircraft carriers and in dogfights overhead.
International perspectives from allies and adversaries provide contrasting counterpoints of Australia’s relatively small but nonetheless important contribution of forces in the Korean War. In From the Cold incorporates the perspectives of leading academics, practitioners and veterans to piece together the full story and contribute fresh ideas on the conduct and legacy of the Korean War.
So, what did Australia contribute to the Korean War from June 1950 to July 1953? What were the Australians doing there? How significant was the contribution and what difference did it make? What has that meant for Australia since then, and what might that mean for Australia into the future?
Join the discussion with some of Australia’s leading historians, with Emerita Professor Joan Beaumont, chairing the discussion, along with contributing author David Horner, as well as the editors John Blaxland and Michael Kelly to grapple with these salient questions. Emeritus Professor Robert O’Neill (author) will not join the panel but will contribute to the discussion.