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Rose McDonald, a theatre nurse, joins the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps and volunteers to serve in Korea in October 1950.
At the same time, Lieutenant Kemal Hasol arrives in Korea with the 1st Turkish Brigade to fight under the flag of the United Nations.
Two people from far away countries and vastly different cultures, but there is an immediate attraction.
Their love deepens. Will it survive the separation of war and distance?
A Peace Treaty has never been signed following the armistice in July 1953.
Korean Rose will make you laugh and cry and wonder at man’s inhumanity to man.
The Korean War was a bloody war with over one million South Korean civilians killed. Over two million UN, South Korean and Communist troops were killed, wounded or reported missing.
All wars end. The dead, wounded and mentally scarred are forgotten. The Generals write their memoirs.
Korean Rose is for those whose story is never heard.
Harry Blackley is a Scottish-born Australian and has a long connection Turkey and Cyprus where he served in the British Army 1958. A pharmacist, he returned to university at the age of forty and gained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative writing. He is a former mayor of the City of South Barwon, Geelong and has received several awards including the Australian Centenary Medal and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey’s Gold Medallion for Distinguished Service. He is married to Gina and has two daughters and two step-daughters. Apart from a little golf, he spends his time writing and has completed a third novel and is working on a fourth.