A documentary series titled 'The Big Picture' on the activities of U.S. 3rd Infantry Division in Korea. Sergeant Stuart Queen presents the show. He introduces U.S. Army Captain Audie Murphy in the show. He speaks about the history of the 3rd Infantry Division. Troops of the 3rd Infantry Division on parade at Fort Benning, Georgia. A map locates key places on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean troops invading South Korea, on June 25, 1950. Contingents of South Korean troops arriving in trucks to attempt resistance. Elements of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division on the ground along the East coast of Korea. U.S. field artillery firing. With entry of Chinese forces into the conflict, in November, 1950, the U.S. 3rd Infantry troops assume defensive positions in the Hamhung area of North Korea. forces to facilitate evacuation of other X-Corps units by landing craft to waiting transport ships. One landing craft seen has the number APA 98-3 on its side, indicating it originally belonged to the troop transport, USS Dutchess, APA-98 ( which was decommisioned and sold, in 1948).
Piles of war materiel are seen at the port as the X-Corps and refugees evacuate Hamhung, North Korea, in December, 1950. Wounded and disabled being loaded into boats. Large numbers of Korean refugees being evacuated. Troops climbling aboard the troop transport ship, USS Okanogan (APA-220) from landing craft. Abandoned supplies and equipment being destroyed by explosives set off by U.S. Army engineers. A U.S. Navy warship with number 127 on it's bow sits close to the shore. Scenes of operations around the USS Okanogan, as she loads troops aboard.
United Nation Forces retreat during the Korean War following the Red Chinese aggression. Entrapped United States 1st Marine Division men reach Hamhung, Korea. Soldiers loaded in trucks as they come to Hamhung from Chosin Reservoir. A Chinese prisoners with a solid ice sheet around his feet. United Nation forces being evacuated from Hungnam. Military trucks and vehicles being loaded aboard Landing Ship Tanks and ships. Litter wounded being transferred onto landing crafts. Troops aboard the landing crafts. Troops being transferred onto a ship from the crafts. U.S. Major General Smith and soldiers at a grave yard during a burial as a man blows a bugle. Soldiers lined up as they pay their last respects to the dead.
United Nations forces during the Korean War. United States 1st Marine Division troops retreat through snow covered Hagaru and Koto. Chinese prisoners being marched along. Tanks, trucks and jeeps also retreat. Men loaded onto tanks. Marines meet the United States 3rd Infantry Division outside the city of Hamhung. Troops reach Hungnam. Military equipment and crates piled up. Crates being lifted in a net sling for shipment. Equipment being loaded aboard ships.
During the retreat back to South Korea, at Yonpo inside the Hamhung - Hungnam defense perimeter. U.S. soldiers evacuate the wounded and other personnel from Yonpo air base. Aerial view of mountainous, snow covered terrain. Soldiers and military trucks at an air base. Cargo and supplies on the snow covered ground. C-47 Skytrain C-119 Flying Boxcars on the airstrip. C-119 with open cargo holds. Soldiers climb into a transport plane. Soldiers in the hold. Four soldiers help carry a wounded on tiller from a military truck into the plane. More wounded brought into the plane. Aerial view of the area near the air base. Transport aircraft are from the U.S. Far East Air Forces Combat Cargo Command.
United Nations forces during the Korean War. Korean civilians gather at the docks to flee away from Hamhung to Pusan, Korea. People carrying their belongings embark onto ships. Wooden crates and jeeps being hoisted aboard a ship. Military vehicles of the United Nation forces being loaded onto a Landing Ship Tank. United States1st Marine Division and 7th Infantry Division being evacuated by landing crafts to transports lying off shore. Soldiers loaded in landing crafts as they pull away. Wounded being transferred onto a landing craft and it pulls away. United Nation naval units patrol off the coast.