Photograph taken from a military guard tower looking down on a section of the United Nations Command’s Geoje-do prisoner of war camp on the Geoje-do Island, at the southernmost part of Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, around 1951 or 1952 during the Korean War. The Geoje-do [called by the U.S. Army “Koge-do” or “Koje-do” Island] POW camp held North Korean and Chinese prisoners captured by UN forces during the Korean War. A makeshift boxing ring is seen inside of the prisoner area of the camp. Photograph taken while U.S. Army soldier Charles G. Blevins of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, was serving on Geoje-do Island with in an artillery unit [circa 1951-1952].
From Charles G. Blevins Papers, KOR 19, Korean War Papers, Military Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.
Owner: State Archives of North Carolina
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www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ The island to the left, here from a distance: