Combat Morale Podcast
Combat Morale Podcast
Dr Tom Thorpe
S1E10 – Dr Drew Ryder – British Army combatants in Korea, 1950-53
33 minutes Posted Mar 9, 2022 at 5:44 pm.
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Recent doctoral graduate Dr Drew Ryder talks about the motivation and morale of the British Army combatant fighting in in Korea, 1950-53. In 1950, communist North Korea attacked its southern neighbour sparking a three year war that lasted until 1953 when an armistice was declared. Britain committed troops as part of a United Nations force and nearly 60,000 British combat troops saw action. They were both professional regular soldiers and conscript national servicemen of which 1,078 killed in action, 2,674 wounded and 1,060 missing or taken prisoner. Drew talks about what motivated soldiers…