After 3 years the relief was palpable.

“An Hour Ago An Armistice Was Reached” – July 26, 1953

After 3 years the relief was palpable.

Click on the Link: Korean War Armistice – July 26, 1953

After three years of fighting and two years of attempts at a peace settlement, an Armistice had finally been reached ending the War in Korea. Announced by President Eisenhower, the Armistice was finally settled at 10:00 am on July 27th (in Korea), and it was announced an hour later (still the 26th) in Washington.

This special broadcast features President Eisenhower’s announcement of the Armistice as well as statements by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold and others commenting on the end of a long and costly war.

Here is that broadcast from July 26, 1953.

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