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)
The United Nation forces during the Korean War. Activities and advance of United Nations forces in Korea from 22nd to 29th January, 1951. United Nation Forces move north wards. United States 25th Division Combat Team loaded on tanks as they advance into a village. United States 35th Regimental Combat team pushes on in Osan, Korea. A soldier checks and cleans a machine gun. Civilians being searched for weapons. Task Force troops of the UN enter a town. Refugees being questioned with the help of a South Korean interpretor. A soldier works on shells,he looks through the gun sight and artillery being fired. UN troops take Koreans as prisoners and a soldier speaks on a field phone. UN task force in Suwon. Soldiers loaded onto an American tank as they move towards Han river, U.S. General Joseph S. Bradley with an officer as they confer. Soldiers of the United States 25th Infantry Division rest against a wall.
Major events of 1953. Field ambulances arrive at Freedom village bringing repatriated prisoners at the end of hostilities during the Korean War. General William Harrison of United States and General Nam II of North Korea sign the armistice agreement in Panmunjon bringing the war to a halt. War weary American soldiers return home and receive a warm welcome. Soldiers hug their family and friends as they reunite with them. The Statue of Liberty in New York, United States. (Note: Among those repatriated, seconds 18-21 and 26-28 of the clip show Rifleman George Hobson from Fazakerley, Liverpool, of the Royal Ulster Rifles, who was shot and captured at the Battle of the Imjin River in 1951.)
A film about uses and importance of weapons since old times in the United States. United States soldiers being trained in the use of recoilless rifle. Men fire recoilless rifles. Soldiers fire rifles during a training exercise. Smoke rises. A soldier look through binoculars. Scene changes to Korea. North Korean Army soldiers on motorbikes, bicycles and horses advance in Korea during the Korean War. Artillery and mortars being set up and fired by North Korean forces. U.S. Army soldiers carrying rifles advance in Korea during the Korean War. American Army soldiers take up positions on hills overlooking a valley and are seen firing at North Korean enemy positions. U.S. Army soldiers return to the United States after the Korean War. They disembark from a ship. The soldiers loaded in trucks move past cheering crowds in a New York parade.
North Korean woman soldier. Negotiator, for Korean Peoples Army, Lieutenant General Nam Il, enters building.North Koreans in vicinity of building. Exteriors of the building where meetings took place. Korean soldier sits on pavement, his mess kit and belt beside him, reading a book. American and Korean negotiators and staff personnel relaxing outdoors. North Korean negotiators leave in army jeeps. Numerous cameramen take pictures of UN Command negotiating team led by Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Far East, Admiral C. Turner Joy . Men arrange tables for negotiators. North Korean and Chinese flags on one of the tables. Negotiating staffs relaxing in garden. A young Korean girl walks across a bridge.An American soldier gives her candy and she bows. She runs to several other American soldiers, with her hands cupped and receives candy. Girl stands in grass. American trucks lined up on road. Helicopter overhead.
Tanks and infantry cross 38th parallel, the pre-Korean War boundary between North Korea and South Korea. Tank Infantry team assault team meets for briefing. Close up of American soldier faces beside tank. Box of grenades is distributed. U.S. Army 3rd Division Infantry soldiers mount tanks in morning. Point of view shot from moving tank, out past main gun as group advances. Tanks and infantry cross the Imjin River bed where it is shallow near the 38th parallel crossing. Views of abandoned North Korean military vehicles in the river bed. Group dismounts from tanks onto enemy territory. Patrol advances up hillsides and across fields. They engage North Korean enemy using rifles and grenades. Explosions seen during combat. Officer speaking on radio. U.S. soldiers continue advance and encounter small arms enemy fire and mortar fire, slowing them down. View as they walk on patrol, and prone and kneeling as they fire at North Korean forces near a railroad line. Point of view immediately behind a U.S. soldier as he stands and throws a grenade, and then ducks again. Group returning to base after conclusion of reconnaissance in force mission.