"As a youth in the 1940s, I was acutely aware of the advance of Communism across Asia, and that it was only a matter of time before the red tide swung South to engulf my homeland.
Fired with missionary zeal, I joined like-minded patriots dedicated to battling what we perceived as Marxist front organisations.
Invasion of South Korea brought my indignation to boiling point, so when the opportunity presented to enlist in 'K FORCE', [New Zealand's contribution to the United Nations team in Korea], I couldn't wait."
This Haiku sequence arose from my experiences during the course of this war. Ernest J Berry