Our stories from the Korean War provide a good snapshot of what has happening during the 1950's at home and abroad. The Korean War lasted three years during which some 339 Australian were killed and over 1500 wounded. The Great Search uncovered actual examples of Chinese propaganda designed to destroy the enemy's morale and breakdown the resistance of POW's.
Milton Cottee saw his first aircraft in 1931 or 1932 when he was five or six as it flew over his home at Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales. It turned out to be the mail plane flying to Brisbane.
Having lied about his age to join the Army in 1942, Dick Turner was serving in New Guinea when the truth was discovered. He was only 16 and had told the recruiting officer he was two years older than that. Of course he was sent home.