thethreewisemonkeys.com
When the French Arrived–the 1866 French Punitive Expedition to Korea 150 years on
By Hal Swindall The year 2016 is officially the “Annee France-Coree” to celebrate 130 years of diplomatic relations begun in 1886. Amidst the festivities, however, it is important to remember an earlier event in Franco-Korean history that went less well: the byeong-in yangyo, or French punitive expedition to Korea to avenge the execution of nine...
admin