Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). A sign on tree reads '8 Ball Express Built 1492 Rebuilt 1950'. U.S. army vehicles pass on pontoon bridge built across Naktong tributary. Sign on bridge reads 'Cross By Courtesy of C Co 8th ENGR C BN'. South Korean laborers wade through river. They are employed to construct bridge. Heavy construction equipment, bulldozers and cranes at construction site.
A plane dives and drops bomb on mountains at Naktong River area in Korea. Explosion and smoke rises up. 60 MM mortar crew in action. The crew works in fields. United States Marine troops move at the bottom of hill. A destroyed M-26 tank parked. Mountains in the background.
Two HL3-S helicopters land on a rice field at Naktong River Area in Korea. Sigmund Rhee comes out of the helicopter and shakes hand with United States General OP Smith and other officers. Sigmund Rhee and General OP Smith walk away from the helicopter. Marine officers salute and Marine troops at attention in the background. Sigmund Rhee and General OP Smith return the salute.
A South Korean civilian kneel down on side of a road at Naktong River Area in Korea. U.S. Marines with weapons in sling arms advance in scattered formations alongside a road and rice paddies. Marines advance along the farm terrain. Several Marines move along through the underbrush terrain. Marines fire M-1 rifles. Marines dug in on top of hill, fire weapons. Marine with a radio. Marines go down towards the valley. Marines in crouched position. Marines advance towards the top of a hill. Marines go down side of hill. Abandoned Korean machine gun. Marines prepare to fire 30 caliber air cooled machine gun at a village.
United States Marines work at a repair shop in Naktong River Area, Korea. Marines saw wood. Marines use acetylene torch on axle and bottom part of a small trailer. Men working around repair a shop. Mountains in the background. Man straightens metal on an anvil. Man uses a hammer on a piece of steel and bangs it on the anvil. Trailers lay all around. Trucks near a camp. Tents set up on the ground. Marines bathe nude from showers made of long pipes.
United States Marine troops march up side hill and along side of a road at Naktong River area in Korea. A Marine limps. Marine troops move along the roads. Men carry casualties on stretchers. South Korean Troops carry supplies. Marines assist wounded Marine with casualty tag down road. Smoke rises from foot of a hill in the background. South Korean civilians move through the side of a hill. Explosions and smoke rises from the hill. Plane dive bombing. Plane drops a bomb. Smoke rises due to explosion.