The Korean War, fought from 25 June 1950 till 27 July 1953, is sometimes described as the Forgotten War. Coming soon after WWII had ended, it saw North Korea take on South Korea, which was supported by the USA and 21 members of the United Nations. Within two months of North Korea’s invasion, allied forces were on the point of defeat after having retreated within the Pusan Perimeter. A daring US amphibious assault at Incheon set North Korean forces back on their heels, and the battle henceforth seesawed back and forth. An armistice ended the conflict, which was one of the most destructive in modern times. Approximately 3 million fatalities occurred, of which most were civilians.