Sixty years after Armistice: A look back at the Korean War
With the pen strokes of a few generals, the shooting phase of the bloody Korean War that had raged for 3 years, 1 month, and 2 days was ended "quickly, quietly and solemnly" in the span of 10 minutes, according to the on-the-scene report from Stars and Stripes' Bob McNeill at the time.
The signing ceremony was staged in a tar-papered, straw-matted building built especially for the occasion.
Until that moment, however, the fighting was fierce and the costs very real.
Visit Stars and Stripes as they look back on the iconic headlines and photos of that war.