23 October 2021

Military Mail from Belgian UN-troops during the Korean War

Belgium, together with Luxembourg, sent a UN-contingent to Korea in 1951. This contingent, the Belgian United Nations Command (BUNC), consisted exclusively of volunteer soldiers: 3.171 Belgians and 78 Luxembourgers.

Just like the Dutch UN soldiers, they travelled with the (Dutch registered) S.S. Waterman. This ship was built in the USA in 1945 as ‘La Grande Victory’ for the US War Ship Administration and meant for transport of (1.600) troops.

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René Hillesum

René Hillesum

Collector of postal history of Finland and postmarks of Imperial Saint Petersburg.

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