Editor's note: The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950. Australian forces fought with other UN troops on the side of the South. Initially, the UN was driven all the way down the peninsula, but by October 1959 the tide had turned. The UN crossed the partition line into the North and advanced towards the Yalu River. Harry Gordon (b. 1926), the youngest Australian correspondent in the war, waited with Australian troops for the Battle of the Broken Bridge to begin.