What is the Imjin War (1592-1598)?

Introduction The Japanese invasions of Korea of 1592-1598 or Imjin War involved two separate yet linked invasions: an initial invasion in 1592 (Imjin Disturbance), a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597 (Chongyu War). The conflict ended in 1598 with the withdrawal of the Japanese forces from the Korean Peninsula after a… Read More

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What was the Battle of Dadaejin (1592)?

Introduction The Battle of Dadaejin and the Siege of Busan were the first battles of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) and occurred simultaneously on 13 to 14 April 1592 (Gregorian: 23 to 24 May 1592). Background The Japanese invasion force consisting of 400 transports bearing 18,700 men under the command of Konishi Yukinaga departed… Read More