Since setting up the Memories of Korea website, I’ve had quite a few emails from people around the world. Here are some of the things they’ve said.

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Would it be possible for you to email me your pictures of Hong Kong in 1955?  I just discovered your website, and my grandparents came to Hong Kong around this time.  If you could email those pictures, it would really make my day. These pictures bring great memories back to my grandparents, and they still reside in Hong Kong today.

I have just carried out a Google image search for HMT Empire Fowey Aden. The colour picture of her docked at Aden brilliant. I sailed on her to Singapore with my family in the early 50s. You have some truly amazing pages on your memories of Korea. I myself was a child at the time but was back in Aden 1966 as a cook stationed at RAF Khormaksar.

Many thanks to Michael King and to you. Just looking at Aden from the sea brought back many memories some bad, some good.

Tom Stannett

As a N/Serviceman I preceded Michael King’s posting to Korea and Japan by 2 years. The North Staffordshire Regiment arrived in Pusan in Oct 1953 and were based on Castle Hill one of the foothills adjacent to Kamak San, which the battalion had the dubious pleasure of marching up and over in 1954. Re the original photograph of K/S captioned IMIJIM & KAMAK SAN. Do you have the negative or would the print be of good enough quality to be enlarged to say 400×300 longitudinal either digital or by traditional means?

Peter Tuddenham
Perth, Western Australia.

I am a 2nd Infantry Division (Korea) public affairs office Soldier. I was searching the web for photos from Camp Casey as 2011 is the 60th anniversary of the camp’s establishment. I came across your photo of a couple at Casey. We’d like to request to use your photo in our publicity for the anniversary. The photo is very high quality, as are many of the photos on your site. Your permission to use your photos would benefit the memory of all who’ve passed through the gates of Camp Casey in the 60 years it’s stood on Freedom’s Frontier.

We are also looking for Soldier stories about serving in Korea during the war. We’d love to hear what you know – we plan to post these stories in our Division newspaper and on our Facebook page.

I appreciate your consideration and hope to hear from you soon.

Very respectfully,

Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Johnson
Plans & Operations NCO
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
Unit 15041
APO AP 96258

I love the website – Memories of Korea – I lived in Seoul for eight years as an English teacher and it’s amazing to see through these photos how the city has changed and, in some places, remained unchanged. Most incredible are the mudflats near what is now Incheon international airport. One thing you may like to know, the photo of the movie theatre is reversed. The characters on the poster say Hamlet.

Your grandfather took some amazing pictures and, thanks to yourself, it’s fantastic that people around the world are able to enjoy them. I posted a link to your site on Facebook for my Korean friends. One friend, now living in California, showed the photos to her grandmother, bringing tears to her eyes. The quality of the photos and the incredible colours truly enhances the immediacy of them. I am sure that many feel the same way.

Once again, thanks for sharing the photographs. Really lovely.

Kind regards,
Dan Thompson

Thanking you for hosting the historical pictures of Mr. King’s visit to Asia. While browsing through the City Life in Seoul section, I noticed that one photo [of the cinema] has been scanned in reverse.

This is indicated by the Korean alphabet and Chinese characters being backwards. When corrected, the sign above the marquee says 함렡 Hamlet (the 1948, Laurence Olivier version). I included the reversed version for your consideration.

Albert Xie