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The Korean War: Behind the Battlefront

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Werner Bischof Laundry hanging on the barbed wire. A camp for North Korean prisoners of war. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The burial of a young South Korean girl. A UN flag is placed on the tomb. The inhabitants of the village were later taken to a refugee camp. The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline betw (...)
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. South Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof Camp for North Korean prisoners of war. The youngest member. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The prisoners perform a square dance in front of a large Statue of Liberty. Internment camp for North Korean prisoners of war. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof International Press photographers covering the Korean War. Kaesong, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. South Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. South Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof Mass in front of Statue of Liberty. U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do island. South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof A political re-adaption course for North Korean prisoners of war. U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof At the train station. Pusan became the capital of the Republic of Korea during the Korean War. Pusan, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. North Korean prisoners waiting for medical treatment. Koje Do island. South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do island. South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. South Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do island, South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof Town of Pusan, which became the capital of the Republic of Korea during the Korean War. South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. South Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The village of Sanyang-ri, located on the frontline between South and North Korea. South Korea. 1951. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof The island of Koje Do. North Korean prisoners of war building a break water. South Korea. 1952. © Werner Bischof | Magnum Photos
Werner Bischof A North Korean prisoner of war showing an anti-communist tattoo on his arms, proving his new political faith. U.N. Re-education camp for Chinese and North Korean prisoners. Koje Do Island, South Ko (...)
Werner Bischof US General Ridgeway and Admiral Joy. Located just below the 38th parallel, in 1951 Kaesong was chosen as the sight of the first truce talks between Northern and Southern Korea, and in 1953 it was i (...)