A joint memorial service for the 17 allied war correspondents who killed in the korean war was held this morning at the Duck-su Palace in Seoul.
A joint memorial service for the 17 allied war correspondents who killed in the korean war was held this morning at the Duck-su Palace in Seoul.These 17 reporters and photographers representing various newspapers, magazines and wire services of the world were killed while they covering the battle of Korea along the United Nations Forces.
The first such memorial service was sponsored by the Korea Committee of the Relations Centre International, Allies of Korean war, the United Nations command in Korea and part of South Korean government organizations.
The service was held on the day of 10th anniversary of signing Korean armistice today, 27th July, with attendance of high ranking South Korean government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps and prime Minister Hyun Chul Kim.
During the memorial service Premier Hyun Chul Kim layed a medal, Order of Cultural Merit, in front of each correspondents died in Korean conflict.Lt.General Ju-11 Lee, vice chairman of the Supreme Council, French Ambassador to Korean the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, layed a wreaths.
Among the 17 deads, 10 were from America, 4 from England, two from France and one from Philippines.Four of them represented INS, two of AFP, one AP, one Time & Life, one New York Journal of Commerce, one Journal & Guide, one Chicago Sun-Time, one Stars & Stripes, one Reuters, one London Times, one London Daily Telegraph, one Picture Post (London) and one UN Department of Public Information.