Korean War footage. On September 16, 1950, marines of U.S. First Marine Division, occupy streets of Incheon, accompanied by tanks. They advance on Incheon City streets Marines walk past tanks on field.
Chinese prisoners (People's Republic of China) return from Korean prison camps getting onto U.S. trucks to reach Incheon harbor in Seoul. The United Nations Transportation Corps and the United Nations officials take care of transportation process. Chinese Ambassador to Korea and other officials bid farewell to the Chinese prisoners. Trucks loaded with Chinese prisoners move along road. Chinese prisoners hold flags on trucks. Trucks stop in between before reaching Incheon. Prisoners have soup. Trucks loaded with prisoners begin the journey. Incheon city streets decorated to welcome Chinese Prisoners. South Korean civilians line up streets. Chinese prisoners greeted by 47th Overseas Chinese Organization members and the United Nations band. Crowd with flags and banners welcomes the Chinese prisoners. Chinese opera with people in colorful dresses. Chinese prisoners march in Incheon harbor. Chinese prisoners holding the Chinese flags march along pier. Crowd cheers at harbor. Stick points out sea route from Incheon to Taipei, Taiwan. Convoy of warships and planes escorts Chinese prisoners.
Animated map shows South Korea, from 38th parallel, South, and highlights Pusan, and the advances being made by UN forces after being reinforced. Next, the UN amphibious landings at Inchon are shown on the map. Flashes of naval gunfire are seen in the blackness of night. Next, a Landing Craft Tank (Rocket), LCT(R), is seen firing barrages of rockets toward shore, at Inchon. On September 15, 1950, U.S. troops are seen landing at Inchon, from boats of the attack transport ship, USS Noble (APA-218). Return to the animated map shows advance of UN forces from Inchon joining with those advancing from Pusan, until they occupy most of the area south of the 38th parallel. UN infantry are seen engaged in urban combat in the city of Seoul, accompanied by M26 Pershing tanks and M46 Patton tanks. Building burning in the city. UN soldiers firing rifles inside damaged building. American soldiers, under fire, carrying wounded on litter. Medical corpsmen tending to casualties, including wounded Korean civilians. Republic of Korea (ROK) infantry following four of their soldiers carrying their flag, stretched out horizonally, between them. (Narrator states they are carrying it back to the liberated capital of Seoul.) ROK troops escorting large number of prisoners of war, marching with hands on heads. UN forces distributing rice and clothing to the Korean inhabitants of Seoul. Soldiers helping little Korean children don clothing. Bodies of men, women, and children who were slain by retreating enemy troops, are laid out on the ground, attended by Grieving relatives. Large quantities of captured North Korean weapons are piled up, including those made in the Soviet Union.
Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). Ships of the UN fleet fire guns at Island of Wolmi. Tracers fired at night. The UN fleet underway at sea. General MacArthur with other officials on ship. Smoke arises from explosions on Wolmi. First landing craft arrives at shore. The UN troops and tanks advance on Island of Wolmi. Dead North Korean soldier. Prisoners march under guard on island.
A prisoner sit nude on a road in Indian fashion with hands behind him in Inchon, Korea. United States Marines Corps stand behind him. Several U.S. Marines in the background. Prisoner puts his hands on his head and talks. South Korean interpreter talks to him with a Marine standing by. Prisoner points to certain locations on a situation map. Demolished vehicles lie all along the roadside.
LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) parked at a road in Inchon, Korea. Several South Korean civilians stand by small hut on side. LVT-A4 moves along the road. Many Korean civilians in the background. The civilians wave. Long line of LVT passes by. United States Marines rest alongside of hill. Several buildings in the background. Marines pass on road beside civilians crouched beside the road. A group of captured men, most wearing white simple clothes. The prisoners on their knees with their hands behind their heads. A U.S. Marine treats wounded leg of a Korean. A wounded Korean lying on the ground with a bandage in his neck area. Korean prisoners are marched along a rice field. U.S. Marines guard them.