Title : POSTAGE STAMP IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN FORCES' PARTICIPATION IN THE KOREAN WAR
Stamp Serial#
1177 
KPC#
C-862 
MICHEL#
1202 
StanGib#
1435 
Scott#
1222 
Date of Issue
06/25/1980 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
30Won 
Design
UN Flag and rifle 
Designer
Ahn Sung-Kyung 
Image Area
23Ąż33 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
In the early morning (Sunday, at 5 o'clock) of June 25, 1950, the North Korean Communist regime started a war of bloody aggression by making a surprise attack, with a large number of troops supported by heavy artillery and tanks, on the peaceful land of the Republic of Korea. The United Nations immediately intervened, demanding that North Korea stop its aggression and withdraw from the Republic. This demand being refused, the United Nations passed a resolution to take military sanctions against the aggressor and sent the first UN military forces in history to Korea to fight against the enemy of peace.

The UN Forces representing a total of 16 countries fought with courage and played a vital role in thwarting the Communists' beastly ambition. And we of the Republic of Korea will remember them a long time.

Today, monuments built in memory of their heroic fights are seen all over our country. Each of the 16 countries has a monument dedicated to its participation in the Korean War: the United States, at Imjin-gak; Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain, at Kapyeong; Belgium and Luxemburg, at Dongducheon; Colombia, at Inchon; Ethiopia, at Chuncheon; France, at Suwon; Greece, at Wonju; the Netherlands, at Hwoengsung; the Philippines, at Pyeokjae; the Union of South Africa, at Ansung; Thailand, at Yeoncheon; and Turkey, at Yongin.

In Pusan, there is a UN Cemetery with a memorial tower. Some other countries, such as Denmark, India, Italy, Norway and Sweden, sent us Medical corps. A monument commemorating their support of us is at Pusan.

June 25, 1980, is the 30th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. On this occasion, the Ministry of Communications issues this stamp to remember the UN's righteous participation in the war, and also to remind all the peace-loving nations of the world of the ever-existent threat of another war posed by the North Korean Communists.