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New Zealand had a mil­i­tary in­volve­ment in Korea from 1950 to 1957, first as part of the United Na­tions po­lice ac­tion to re­pel North Korea’s in­va­sion of its south­ern neigh­bour, and then in a garrison role af­ter the ar­mistice in July 1953

4700 New Zealan­ders served as part of the New Zealand con­tin­gent – Kay­force – un­der UN Com­mand

1300 served on the frigates dur­ing the war and for a pe­riod af­ter the Ar­mistice from 1953 to 1957

33 New Zealan­ders were killed dur­ing the war.

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