Operation Little Switch in which released POW are taken from Panmunjom, Korea to Tachikawa, Tokyo. The released POW (Prisoners Of War) eating food what will probably be the last meal before leaving Korea. Food items kept in a shelf and on a table. A cook severs food in bowls. A sick POW seated on a bed and eats. A wounded POW drinks soup and food kept on his bed. The prisoner drinking. Another prisoner eating food.
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 modern field hospital to receive wounded and ill prisoners from Red captivity, raised at Panmunjom in Korea. Military tents, pre-fabricated buildings, trucks and jeeps at the camp. Soldiers construct roads with heavy equipment and machinery. Barb wires put up for boundaries. Military ambulances parked in the camp area. Supplies stacked in boxes. Nursing and medical personnel at the camp. A United States Medical Department ambulance train. GIs make the beds inside the train.
The Korean Armistice Agreement signed by Communist delegates and United Nations delegates in Panmunjom, Korea ending the Korean War. UN (United Nations) honor guard lined up outside the building where armistice is to be signed. U.S. Army Lieutenant General William K. Harrison, Jr. arrives with other officials at the building. Delegate Harrison and Communist delegates sign the peace agreement. Harrison leaves the building. Far East Commander U.S. Army General Mark W. Clark signs the Korean Armistice Agreement at a base camp. Army cameramen take pictures.
Operation Little Switch in which released POW (Prisoners Of War) are taken from Panmunjom, Korea to Tachikawa, Tokyo. Men carry a sick prisoner on a stretcher with his luggage out of annex ward. Several views of the prisoners taken on stretchers out of the ward. A car parked in the background. Officers and nurses in the hospital. 'Fire Exit' written on a wall of the hospital. General Shambora shakes hands with a man.
The Korean War ends with the signing of an armistice by the United Nations and Communist negotiators in Panmunjom, Korea. Neutral observers arrive to oversee the armistice. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower announces the truce to the Americans in Washington DC. He counsels against over-optimism in the face of the major problems that remain.