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Inchon Incheon South Korea 1950 stock footage and images

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UN landings at Inchon and reoccupation of the capital, Seoul, by UN forces during the first year of the Korean war.

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 (or Incheon) 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 Incheon, 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.

Date: 1951
Duration: 4 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Film tracing activities of General Douglas MacArthur from defeat of Japan in World War II through Korean War (1950)

Highlights covering General Douglas MacArthur, from 1945 through 1950. The Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Several Japanese bowing towards the Palace. General Douglas MacArthur exits a car in Tokyo and walks up steps to enter his headquarters in Japan. Emperor Hirohito walks between two U.S. sentries, as he leaves a building and enters his limousine. Japanese citizens form lines on streets to cast ballots in election.Several Japanese women voting. Exterior of the Japanese National Diet building. Interior with representatives seated. A farmer behind a cultivator, pulled by an ox, in a rice paddy. Japanese school children waving American and Japanese flags together, as MacArthur leaves his Tokyo headquarters, walks down steps, and enters car. MacArthur saluting at a military ceremony, where his wife, Jean MacArthur, and son Arthur are spectators. Explosions in hills, from American Patton tank shelling North Korean positions in Korean War. American soldiers firing a mortar; infantry advancing along sides of road; and American tank commander rendering first aid to wounded comrade. United States Air Force (USAF) C-47 transport aircraft ferrying American troops into Korea, from Japan. American infantry marching across a bridge; firing mortars and rifles; and advancing on foot across fields. American troops on trucks followed by a Patton medium tank. MacArthur meeting troops on river boat; riding in a jeep; being briefed by U.S. officer in the field; examining a knocked out tank; and decorating U.S. troops in winter. Closeup of MacArthur in winter gear with his circle of five stars pined into a fur cap. Views of U.S. amphibious landing at Inchon (or Incheon) in Korean War. MacArthur watching from a ship offshore. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, reading message of appreciation to General MacArthur and shaking hands with him at the podium. U.S. President Harry S. Truman, pinning a medal on General MacArthur,on Wake Island in October, 1950.

Date: 1950
Duration: 3 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
First Marine division enters Incheon on September 16, 1950, during Korean War.

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.

Date: 1950, September 16
Duration: 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Chinese prisoners reach Incheon harbor to return to Taiwan.

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.

Date: 1954
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Summary of events in September and October 1950 as the U.S. engages North Korean forces during the Korean War

Segment introduction by Captain Carl Zimmerman. Animated map shows Pyongyang, Taegu, Inchon (or Incheon), and Seoul, and the 38th parallel. PyongYang falls on October 17, 1950 to U.S. troops. Troops advancing in PyongYang. A North Korean soldier is captured. A tank drives on a railway in PyongYang. A burning truck carrying ammunition explodes. A medic treats a wounded U.S. soldier in the streets of Pyongyang. A dead North Korean at side of road as troops advance. Bridge crossing at Pyongyang. North Korean civilians in Pyongyang. Interview with Corporal David Grey, Korean war veteran. 187th Airborne Regiment parachuters prepare to depart from Kimpo Air Field. C-47 and C-119 boxcar airplanes take off from Kimpo Air Field on 20 October 1950. Parachutes of the 187th Airborne descend to ground. General MacArthur views parachutes from the interior of his Constellation air plane. Soldiers loading up cattle with equipment. Jeep and Howitzer tied to skids are seen still attached to parachutes. Wounded 187th Airborne Regiment soldiers are gathered and placed on helicopters. Wounded covered with shield on helicopter before take off. North Koreans wave flags as U.S. soldiers advance. Map shows major invasion dates for Korea in September and October 1950.

Date: 1950, October 17
Duration: 17 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Combined operations of: U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy, during Inchon Landing, in the Korean War

A B-52 strategic bomber aircraft takes off. A flight of B-52s in formation. Higgins boat landing craft motoring toward shore in the amphibious assault and landing at Inchon, during the Korean War (also spelled Incheon). A U.S. Landing Craft Tank (Rocket), LCT(R), firing rockets at shore during the assault. Wider view of the assault with rockets being fired and smoke obscuring much of scene. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief, Far East Command, is seen seated aboard the USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) during the Inchon Korea landings, September 15,1950. Behind him is Rear Admiral James H. Doyle, U.S. Navy, Commander of Task Force 90 and Major General Edward M. Almond, U.S. Army, Commander, Tenth Corps (looking through binoculars). More scenes of the amphibious landing including view of Landing vehicle Tracked (LVT) in the surf. Infantrymen clambering ashore. An M4 Sherman tank in action. Smoke and fire. North Korean soldiers surrendering with white flags and taken captive as prisoners of war. American tanks passing through captured North Korean town.

Date: 1950, September 15
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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