Korean War Legacy Project

Claudio De Felici


Claudio De Felici documented Italian participation in the Korean War in his book La Guerra di Korea, 60 anti dopo. After WWII, Italy could not contribute soldiers to NATO. However, Italy donated Field Hospital No. 68 through the Italian Red Cross. The Field Hospital operated from November 1951 to December 1954, and more than one hundred Italians served there. The Field Hospital, to remain neutral, served both Northern and Southern belligerents. He documented the accounts of many Doctors and Nurses. He also presented his book around Italy to minimal audiences. Similarly, with the U.S. and many nations, the Korean War is a “Forgotten War” as many people are not taught about the Korean War. In conclusion, he desires for more Italians to learn about the Korean War through education.