Korean War in pictures: Shocking photographs reveal the horrors of the Korean War

The Korean War was one of several military conflicts that occurred during the Cold War.

This conflict began on June 25, 1950, when North Korea, a communist nation, invaded South Korea.

The two sides had fought each other to a standstill, millions were dead and Korea was a war-ravaged ruin, now divided by the Demilitarized Zone, but the North proclaims it as a victory, and it is a key plank of the Kim dynasty’s claim to a right to rule.

Pyongyang marked the occasion with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un showing his respects to commemorate the anniversary, meeting participants and laying a wreath at the Martyrs Cemetery.

A US military aircraft carrying the remains of US Korean War killed in the war have been handed over by North Korea in a move praised by US President Donald Trump.

Mr Trump tweeted: “The Remains of American Servicemen will soon be leaving North Korea and heading to the United States! After so many years, this will be a great moment for so many families. Thank you to Kim Jong Un.