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Rare and classic photos from the Korean War

The brutal Korean War lasted for roughly three years, from June 1950 until 1953. Photos from Life magazine provide a window on the horrors, triumphs and plain, and grinding reality of troops on the ground. See more images from the war at Life.com.

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Troops on patrol in Korea, 1952.
Margaret Bourke-WhiteTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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American and United Nations troops enjoy a Jack Benny performance at a USO show in Korea, July, 1951.
Michael RougierTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Three soldiers, Korea, June, 1952.
Michael RougierTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Fighter jets, F-86 Sabres, from the Fifth Air Force in Korea, 1953. The Korean War was the first conflict in which the Sabre saw action.
Michael RougierTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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South Korean and American officers pore over maps in a 1952 photo.
Margaret Bourke-WhiteTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Turkish soldiers attend to a wounded prisoner, Korea, 1951.
Carl MydansTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Rare and classic photos from the Korean War

The brutal Korean War lasted for roughly three years, from June 1950 until 1953. Photos from Life magazine provide a window on the horrors, triumphs and plain, and grinding reality of troops on the ground. See more images from the war at Life.com.

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