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.