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A Day That Shook The World: Korean War begins

On 25 June 1950, communists from the north of Korea invaded the south, thereby starting the first major proxy war between western powers and the communist bloc.

The Korean war lasted 18 months, ending in a stalemate that prevails to this day.

Watch original footage from the struggle - and the western political wranglings that went with it - in this British Pathé video, above.