Riots and demonstrations in Korea. A huge crowd gathers on the streets. Civilians demonstrate against alleged frauds in the elections that brought Syngman Rhee a fourth term victory. Clashes between the police and the civilians. The policemen control the rioters. Several women stand in a group and demonstrate. Flames and smoke rise from burning automobiles and buildings in the street.
The funeral of Korean Vice President-elect Lee Ki Poong, his wife and two sons who died in a suicide pact following his ouster and resignation of President Syngman Rhee in Seoul, Korea. A procession of cars moves past a crowd. Former Korean President Syngman Rhee and a large crowd of his followers mourn.
Events after World War II. Refugees flee East Germany. Map of Korea. Temporary boundary of 38th parallel in Korea. Formation of Republic of Korea. U.S. troops evacuate Korea. Troops leave by train. North Koreans attack South Korea. Civilian refugees flee. Delegates in the UN assembly. General MacArthur holds UN battle flag. U.S. troops land at Pusan to aid South Korea. U.S. troops fight North Koreans. U.S. and Canadian troops entrain for overseas service. British naval units and Swedish nurses leave for Korea. Turkish, Netherlands, and Australian troops arrive in Korea and are greeted by Korean civilians. Delegates in the UN assembly. Globe spins with flags of different nations. (Korean War)
United Nations military action preserves democracy in South Korea and from attack of Communist North Korea. Map shows division of Korea and capital of North and South Korea as Pyongyang and Seoul. Animated arrows shows attack of North Korea to South Korea. Troops of Republican Army advance. Soldiers fire from trenches and hills. Soldier looks through binocular. Fire and smoke clouds rise. Soldiers raise flags at the United Nations office. Korean ambassador Chang at Emergency meeting of Security Council at the UN. Secretary of UN, Trygve Lie states this situation as threat to world peace and call for acceptance for the U.S. demand to reestablish peace. All 9 members present raise their hands in acceptance. Women carry small child, and refugees in South Korea. Men help old woman to walk. Two Korean refugee children stand, one child eats bread. Empty seat of representative of Socialist Soviet. U.S. delegate asks to assist South Korea and repel arm attack. 7 out of 8 representatives raise their hands in acceptance.
The United Nations military action preserves democracy in South Korea and from attack of Communist North Korea. Map shows division of 38 Parallel in Korea. Pyongyang in North and Seoul in South Korea. Line and board reads 38 parallel on road and bridge. City of Seoul, the Capital of South Korea. The UN Commission at Korean assembly examines process of establishing democracy. Officials and President Syngman Rhee. The flag of South Korea. Civilians line for voting. Women stand in line. A child on back of woman. Men go in and come out of polling booth. River and hill in peninsula.
Soviet military forces in massed formations at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. Joseph Stalin stands on balcony above. Scenes of rebellion in Europe and Asia. A map of Korea. June 25, 1950, war broke out between North and South Korea. Buildings burning. Refugees fleeing. View of United Nations building on East River in New York City, where American ambassador Warren Austin is speaking. View of the Capitol in Washington, DC. President Truman, speaking, committed U.S. forces to action. U.S. Reservists are recalled to active duty to fight in Korea. Some are seen getting off a bus at a military base reception center. Recalled reservists with full field gear, starting their journey overseas, and later seen in Korea. U.S. tanks moving over the road manned by soldiers with World War Two experience. Numerous scenes of heavy artillery firing, mostly at night. U.S. regular Army, National Guard, and Army reserve soldiers engaged in fire fights using tanks, artillery, mortars, and rifles. Soldiers adminster first air and assist wounded comrades. American troops slogging through rain and snow in Korea. Soldiers eating from mess kits, and reading the Stars and Stripes newspaper, during a lull in combat.
North Korean officers arriving, in snow, for armistice talks. Following the truce, American soldiers are seen packed up and heading home from Korea.