UN Service Medal for Korea

Issued to British and Commonwealth troops for service in Korea, the inscription on this medal’s reverse reads: “for service in defence of the principles of the United Nations”.

After the battle of Kapyong, Captain Reg Saunders said: “At last I felt like an Anzac, and I imagine there were 600 others like me"[1]. What do you think he meant by this statement?

[1] Norman Bartlett, With the Australians in Korea, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1954, p. 105

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