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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
 
 
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
 
 
U.S. 1st Marine Division secures the beachhead of Incheon in Korea during the Korean War.

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.

Date: 1952
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Man pounds rice and others fill wheat in straw bags at dock in Incheon harbor, South Korea.

A man pounds rice in large wooden bowl at Incheon Harbor, Inchon, South Korea. A woman pours water into the bowl. Korean laborers carry straw bags loaded with wheat from boat to dock. The straw bags weighed, tied and placed on truck.

Date: 1968, March 13
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
Korean children sing songs during a ceremony on a pier for the departure of 25th Division from Inchon, Korea.

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.

Date: 1954, September
Duration: 2 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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