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M/S Jutlandia 〰️ Det flydende hospitalsskib under Korea-krigen 🏥
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I dag for 72 år siden, kl. 11.45 om formiddagen, afsejlede M/S Jutlandia fra København, og påbegyndte sin lange rejse mod Korea for at yde humanitær støtte. Om bord var en besætning på 105 mand og et hospitalspersonale på 115 - heraf nogle af landets dygtigste læger.

Korea-krigen var brudt ud den 25. juni 1950, og Danmark havde givet tilsagn om at assistere FN og United Nations Command om at give humanitær støtte til de allierede styrker i Sydkorea. 🤲

Men beslutningen var ikke ukompliceret: stemningen mellem stormagterne var anspændt, og Danmark måtte finde en måde at støtte FN på uden at virke aggressiv. I efteråret 1950 accepterede ØK at stille Jutlandia til rådighed for den danske regering.

Skibet blev sejlet til Nakskov til en hurtig ombygning, og den 23. januar 1951 påbegyndte det turen under tre flag – Dannebrog, Røde Kors og FN’s. Hospitalsskibet havde nu 4 operationsstuer, 356 senge, røntgen-, øjen- og tandklinikker samt laboratorier, apotek og specialafdelinger. Ekspeditionen kom til at vare næsten tre år.

Jutlandia fik den allierede enhedskommandos tilladelse til at behandle koreanere, såvel civile som militære og især børn. Belægningen svingede fra 50 – 100 patienter til hen imod 300 under de værste krigsbegivenheder. 😢

I alt behandledes under tjenesten i Korea 4.981 sårede, allierede soldater fra 24 forskellige nationer samt mere end 6.000 civile koreanere, deriblandt et stort antal børn. Særligt vil mange nok kende til historien om den 16-årige, unge sygeplejerske i Kim Larsens sang om Jutlandia, i virkeligheden lå alderen hos de mange sygeplejerske om bord nok nærmere omkring 25-26 år.👩🏼‍⚕️ 

Efter aftale om våbenhvile mellem Syd- og Nordkorea den 27. juli 1953, havde Jutlandia fuldført sin mission, og den 29. august 1953 satte skibet kurs mod Danmark. Efter 999 dage i FN’s tjeneste returnerede Jutlandia 16. oktober 1953 til en heltemodtagelse i København. ❤️

📷 1: Jutlandia til havs
📷 2: Sygeplejersker ved afgang 1951
📷 3: Den kirurgiske afdeling om bord
📷 4: Heltemodtagelsen ved Langelinie 1953
📷 5: Gensynsglæde i København 1952

Alle fotos er fra vores arkiv.

M/S Jutlandia 〰️ Det flydende hospitalsskib under Korea-krigen 🏥 ____ I dag for 72 år siden, kl. 11.45 om formiddagen, afsejlede M/S Jutlandia fra København, og påbegyndte sin lange rejse mod Korea for at yde humanitær støtte. Om bord var en besætning på 105 mand og et hospitalspersonale på 115 - heraf nogle af landets dygtigste læger. Korea-krigen var brudt ud den 25. juni 1950, og Danmark havde givet tilsagn om at assistere FN og United Nations Command om at give humanitær støtte til de allierede styrker i Sydkorea. 🤲 Men beslutningen var ikke ukompliceret: stemningen mellem stormagterne var anspændt, og Danmark måtte finde en måde at støtte FN på uden at virke aggressiv. I efteråret 1950 accepterede ØK at stille Jutlandia til rådighed for den danske regering. Skibet blev sejlet til Nakskov til en hurtig ombygning, og den 23. januar 1951 påbegyndte det turen under tre flag – Dannebrog, Røde Kors og FN’s. Hospitalsskibet havde nu 4 operationsstuer, 356 senge, røntgen-, øjen- og tandklinikker samt laboratorier, apotek og specialafdelinger. Ekspeditionen kom til at vare næsten tre år. Jutlandia fik den allierede enhedskommandos tilladelse til at behandle koreanere, såvel civile som militære og især børn. Belægningen svingede fra 50 – 100 patienter til hen imod 300 under de værste krigsbegivenheder. 😢 I alt behandledes under tjenesten i Korea 4.981 sårede, allierede soldater fra 24 forskellige nationer samt mere end 6.000 civile koreanere, deriblandt et stort antal børn. Særligt vil mange nok kende til historien om den 16-årige, unge sygeplejerske i Kim Larsens sang om Jutlandia, i virkeligheden lå alderen hos de mange sygeplejerske om bord nok nærmere omkring 25-26 år.👩🏼‍⚕️ Efter aftale om våbenhvile mellem Syd- og Nordkorea den 27. juli 1953, havde Jutlandia fuldført sin mission, og den 29. august 1953 satte skibet kurs mod Danmark. Efter 999 dage i FN’s tjeneste returnerede Jutlandia 16. oktober 1953 til en heltemodtagelse i København. ❤️ 📷 1: Jutlandia til havs 📷 2: Sygeplejersker ved afgang 1951 📷 3: Den kirurgiske afdeling om bord 📷 4: Heltemodtagelsen ved Langelinie 1953 📷 5: Gensynsglæde i København 1952 Alle fotos er fra vores arkiv.

This January marks the death of Venetian merchant, explorer and writer Marco Polo 698 years ago. That would make him - hold on - 768 year old today, had he been alive. 🎂

We know, so old.

But why do we still talk about him today? 
Because Marco Polo is one of the most famous and iconic figures in the history of Venice. 

As a son of merchants, and a traveller himself to the Far East as a young man, he stands apart from those who simply desired to make money by trading or from those whose main purpose – especially Franciscan friars – was to bring Christ to distant lands deemed ‘barbarous’ or without faith. ✝️

Instead, Marco Polo was curious about people, customs, languages, cultures and lifestyles. Not only that; he would later describe his travels in a work dictated to his cellmate while in prison in Genoa after a battle that ended in defeat for the Venetian
fleet. His recount became a very successful book, known as Il Milione.

Il Milione is an extraordinary text, and for the most part faithful to the life experiences of the author. It is a secular, modern and non-rhetorical book that nevertheless stimulates the imagination and the quest for knowledge. 💡

For almost twenty-five years, Marco Polo was in the service of Kubilai Khan in the capital of China and Tartary. He held sensitive and prestigious positions as an adviser to the Khan or as his ambassador. He returned to Venice in 1295. 

The figure of Marco Polo has enjoyed such enduring prestige because he so embodied the Venetian spirit of his time: a love of risk and adventure (swipe right for a flamboyant outfit), curiosity, diplomatic and merchant skills as well as the taste for description, critical consideration and verification of the reliability of sources. 🤸‍♀️

Moreover, Marco Polo was a leading figure in the most daring, dynamic and most important economic and political season of growth for the Venetian municipality, ready to transform itself into an oligarchic republic. 

The bust of Marco Polo is from 1863, by Augusto Gamba and can be seen alongside more than 100 other objects and artefacts in 'VENICE - Power of the Sea', our special exhibition that runs until february 26th.

This January marks the death of Venetian merchant, explorer and writer Marco Polo 698 years ago. That would make him - hold on - 768 year old today, had he been alive. 🎂 We know, so old. But why do we still talk about him today? Because Marco Polo is one of the most famous and iconic figures in the history of Venice. As a son of merchants, and a traveller himself to the Far East as a young man, he stands apart from those who simply desired to make money by trading or from those whose main purpose – especially Franciscan friars – was to bring Christ to distant lands deemed ‘barbarous’ or without faith. ✝️ Instead, Marco Polo was curious about people, customs, languages, cultures and lifestyles. Not only that; he would later describe his travels in a work dictated to his cellmate while in prison in Genoa after a battle that ended in defeat for the Venetian fleet. His recount became a very successful book, known as Il Milione. Il Milione is an extraordinary text, and for the most part faithful to the life experiences of the author. It is a secular, modern and non-rhetorical book that nevertheless stimulates the imagination and the quest for knowledge. 💡 For almost twenty-five years, Marco Polo was in the service of Kubilai Khan in the capital of China and Tartary. He held sensitive and prestigious positions as an adviser to the Khan or as his ambassador. He returned to Venice in 1295. The figure of Marco Polo has enjoyed such enduring prestige because he so embodied the Venetian spirit of his time: a love of risk and adventure (swipe right for a flamboyant outfit), curiosity, diplomatic and merchant skills as well as the taste for description, critical consideration and verification of the reliability of sources. 🤸‍♀️ Moreover, Marco Polo was a leading figure in the most daring, dynamic and most important economic and political season of growth for the Venetian municipality, ready to transform itself into an oligarchic republic. The bust of Marco Polo is from 1863, by Augusto Gamba and can be seen alongside more than 100 other objects and artefacts in 'VENICE - Power of the Sea', our special exhibition that runs until february 26th.

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Heidi Vesterberg

Heidi Vesterberg

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M/S Museet for Søfart fortæller historien om Danmark som en af verdens førende søfartsnationer på stemningsfuld og dramatisk vis i prisvindende rammer skabt af BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group.

Museet for Søfart
Ny Kronborgvej 1
3000 Helsingør
Denmark