Focuses on Korean War. Antiaircraft guns fire in combat with enemy. Refugees walk up on hill. Troops march on field. Tanks advance on battlefield. Captain Carl Zimmerman speaks at desk about the causes of events which took place during Korean campaign, picture of refugees walking up hill in the background. Captain recalls day 10th August in 1950 and summarizes the United Nations consolidation below the 38th Parallel. Map shows Pusan, Masan, Changnyong, Pohang and other places. Close view of map highlighting Chinju, Masan, South West region of Taegu, Uisong, Pohang, and Yongdok. Map of Korea depicts the ground support given by marines, navy and air force planes. U.S. forces counterattack. U.S. troops march on road near Pohang 30 August 1950. Tanks advance on street. Soldiers on tanks. Troops in combat with enemy. Troops fire guns. Troops take cover behind woods. Captain Carl speaks with Lieutenant Tom, Platoon Leader of 24th Division. He shares experience of his platoon moving North of Korea during war. He further speaks about air support and artillery used in war. He talks about captured communists and weaponry used by North Koreans and his platoon. Marines march across field. Marines climb up mountain. Enemy opens fire. Wounded marine runs back for aid. Marines rush to attack. Marines fire machine guns and rifles. American aircraft overhead drop bombs. Explosions on ground. Map of Korea marks date 10/8/1950 and depicts areas captured by U.S. forces below 38th parallel. Captain Carl speaks at desk.
U.S. 35th Infantry Regiment near Masan, Korea during Korean War. Patrol comes back over the rice paddies in north west of Masan. Soldiers carrying casualty on stretcher. Soldiers around a captured North Korean prisoner.
U.S. 35th Infantry Regiment advance near Masan, Korea during Korean War. American patrol crosses rice paddy. Soldier in turret of M-4 A3EB tank looks through binoculars. Forepart of M-4 A3EB tank as it fires co-axial machine gun. Soldiers atop fire 50 caliber machine gun.
U.S. 35th Infantry Regiment near Masan, Korea during Korean War. Company aid men treat two North Korean prisoners lying on stretchers on ambulance jeep. One prisoner in pain as his head is being bandaged. Medic gives prisoner shot of morphine. M-4 A3EB tank of the 89th Tank Battalion comes on the road covering the patrol moving out.
A documentary series titled 'The Big Picture' on the activities of U.S. 3rd Infantry Division in Korea. Sergeant Stuart Queen presents the show. He introduces U.S. Army Captain Audie Murphy in the show. He speaks about the history of the 3rd Infantry Division. Troops of the 3rd Infantry Division on parade at Fort Benning, Georgia. A map locates key places on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean troops invading South Korea, on June 25, 1950. Contingents of South Korean troops arriving in trucks to attempt resistance. Elements of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division on the ground along the East coast of Korea. U.S. field artillery firing. With entry of Chinese forces into the conflict, in November, 1950, the U.S. 3rd Infantry troops assume defensive positions in the Hamhung area of North Korea. forces to facilitate evacuation of other X-Corps units by landing craft to waiting transport ships. One landing craft seen has the number APA 98-3 on its side, indicating it originally belonged to the troop transport, USS Dutchess, APA-98 ( which was decommisioned and sold, in 1948).
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.