As a founding country, that helped to write the U.N charter, Canada was obligated by treaty to come to the aid of Korea.
Canada's military role in Korea was quite large, with all arms being involved. Canadian air force squadrons flew combat patrols and fought air battles with both North Korean and Communist Chinese air craft. They had a good reputaion as aggessive and effective air fighters.
The Royal Canadian Navy operated coastal patrols with RCN destroyers and mine sweepers doing good work against the North Korean navy. HMCS Haida sank four shios and destroyed two TRAINS, with gunfire from off shore.
The Canadian Army provided combat infantry battalions, along with armoured units, artillery batteries and engineer units. They fought as a part of the Commonwealth Brigade, with the British, Australians, New Zealanders, and South Africans.
The Second Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry received a U.S. Presidential Unit Citation for rescuing a USMC battalion that was cut off and surrounded by enemy forces. They are the ONLY foreign military force to be so honoured.
Korea is known, in Canada, as the Forgotten War, but not to those who served there.
how many soldiers had canada in the korean war of 1950-53?
An Armistice was signed 27 July 1953 .
An armistice on July 27, 1953.
distain by the american people and politics
The outcome of the Korean War was frustrating to U.S. because many of their sons & husbands had died it this conflict yet it ended in a stalemate.
Indirectly it affected the economy. Cost was not a big issue but the political fallout was significant and took Canada down a path that, in hindsight, was not the best path Canada could have taken.
Because Canada was a part of U.N.
We had stopped communism in it's tracks!
A stalemate between the U.S. and the Soviet Union
Communists were stopped; the ROK was preserved.
Blah blah blah its was bad
An armistice signed on July 27, 1953.
The Korean War had no effect on Canada's sovereignty.
Google it, nimrod.
Canada & Australia were part of the British forces.
Because Canada had no choice, they were obligated by a treaty
Canada sent many soldiers, ships and aircraft to the Korean war.
They were in the united nations
The Korean War did not end. A cease fire has been in effect between North Korea and South Korea since July, 1953.
Battle of inchon
The US/Allies had stopped the communists at the 38th Parallel.
The outcome was to preserve South Korea from communist dominance. Which was accomplished.
Communist defeat. They failed to conquer the Republic of South Korea (ROK).
The Chinese advanced to the South, capturing the South Korean capital, Seoul.