We capture the personal recollections of our armed service Veterans
so their legacy of bravery, sacrifice and suffering can live on.
‘Korea- The Forgotten War’ is a project that uncovered the stories of service personnel who fought in the Korean War from 1950-53.
Over the course of a year Legasee has filmed high definition interviews with fifty Veterans who took part in the Korean War. These interviews are now free to view in the Archive section of our website. Individually each account is a fascinating, first person testimony on conflict. Collectively they form the largest, freely available, video archive of the British involvement in the Korean War, anywhere in the world.
As part of the project we worked with two schools based in the North West of England and also a Korean Saturday School. We ran a series of sessions about the Korean War and empowered young people to undertake their own interviews with the Veterans.
We have now developed a series of schools' resources about the Korean War which are free to download from the Learning section of this website.
Additionally, working with our partners at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, we developed an Arts Award for young people aged 5-25 which is based on the creative skills that make up every Legasee project. The nationally accredited Arts Award is also accessible from the Learning section of this website. You can learn more about this project here.
Legasee worked closely with the Korean community and other stakeholders to design a symbol of remembrance for the Korean people.
We also worked with local volunteers and curated an exhibition hosted by Tameside Local Archive and Study Centre.
For more information about what we achieved, please click on the box below.