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How North Korean Tanks Overran the Army’s Task Force Smith in Korea

Sebastien Roblin Security, Asia And what it could mean for NATO in the Baltics. On June 25, 1950 eighty-nine thousand soldiers of the North Korean People’s Army launched a devastating surprise attack on South Korea. Well equipped with Soviet-supplied tanks, artillery and automatic weapons, they swiftly overran defending South Korean troops that numbered less than half their number and seized the capital of Seoul in just three days.
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