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.
Amphibious invasion of Incheon, Korea by U.S. 1st Marine Division during the Korean War. A radar on the bridge of a U.S. ship. U.S. destroyer USS DeHaven (DD-727), Ships head for the beach of Incheon. The importance of securing a beachhead is explained. U.S. battleships fire at coastal targets. Smoke billows up from explosions. Landing crafts loaded with U.S. Mariens head for the beach. Amphibious vehicles loaded with troops are driven on the beach. The marines advance inland. Men of the North Korean People's Army surrender before U.S. Marines. U.S. Navy USS Mahoning County (Landing Ship, Tank-914) embarks units and equipment of 1st Marine Division on beaches.
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.
A ceremony on pier C for the departure of U.S. 25th Infantry Division from Inchon, Korea. Troops train at Inchon with battalions of the 25th Division soldiers. The soldiers lined up prior to boarding vessels. Korean children await the departure ceremonies. Trees in the background. A group of Korean children sing songs. Infantrymen carrying barrack bags thread their way across the docks.
Landing craft (LC) approaches the Inchon port. U.S. troops embark on landing crafts. Trucks driven into landing craft. Troops on deck of LC. LC on shores. One LC pulls away. Mountain in the background. Landing Crafts underway at sea. South Korean refugees crowd a railroad station. Refugees cook and eat food. A child cries. A man and woman have soup. Refugees loaded in a freight car. Refugees crowd at harbor. Ship at harbor. Refugees walk along pier to board ships and boats. Boat underway off the harbor. Explosions light up Inchon at night. Heavy smoke arises from explosions. Debris burns in deserted street. Smoking ruins of an airfield. Destroyed bridge of canal. Ruins in a Korean city.
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.