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. 1st Cavalry Division establishes beachhead at Pohang, Korea during Korean War. Animated map of South Korea depicts U.S. landings on east coast and highlights Pohang. U.S. LSTs (Landing Ships, Tank) and landing crafts head for beach of Pohang. U.S. soldiers disembark from landing craft. Equipment including bulldozer and trucks are unloaded. Soldiers and equipment advance inland. Commanding General of U.S. 1st Cavalry Division Major General Hobart R Gay holds a conference at commanding post of U.S. 8th cavalry regiment which includes Assistant Commanding General of U.S. 25th Infantry Division Ellis Warner Williamson and Commanding Officer of 8th Cavalry Division Colonel Ray D. Plummer. Welcome sign erected by South Koreans for U.S. officials. U.S. soldiers march.
U.S. Naval forces strike Korean targets near Pohang, Korea during the Korean War. U.S. jet aircraft take off from the deck of aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge (CV-45). An aircraft lands in sea during the take off. A helicopter rescues the pilot and the pilot is assisted on the deck of the carrier. Fighter aircraft take off from deck of the carrier. North Korean positions are heavily strafed by U.S. fighters near Pohang. Smoke rises from the explosions. The aircraft return to USS Valley Forge. An aircraft crash lands on the deck of the carrier. Ground crew and fire fighters rush toward the aircraft to prevent it from catching fire.
Opening slate of August 1950 newsreel refers to Seesaw battle on beachhead. It shows several U.S. soldiers manning a 105mm howitzer field piece on sandy ground beside a steep hill. A small American flag marks their position. Scene shifts to a bivouac area of large tents and vehicles on flat ground. A body of water and higher ground is seen in the background. Next, an American flag flutters in the breeze, on a makeshift flagpole, atop a hill, where several soldiers are maintaining a lookout. A large radio antenna is installed on the hill. Back down on the flat land, American troops are breaking camp, pulling down the large tents. At Pohang Air Base (K-3) American troops are pulling down tents and packing up to leave. A C-46 transport plane sits nearby and a C-47 transport is in the background. Troops burn papers in 55-gallon drums. Troops load Army trucks with tents and equipment. Aerial glimpse of the area showing high hills surrounding it. View from a farm field where farmers are working, as four USAF F-80C jet fighter planes take off from the nearby airfield. View from aircraft flying above, as an F-80 attacks a ground target. Gun camera view of American aircraft strafing an installation at the base of a mountain. Explosions from striking rounds. Pilot pulls up abruptly to avoid the mountain. Gun camera view of rockets being fired from attacking aircraft on lines of communication, including rail and port facilities. Fires and smoke from the attacks. A strafing attack against a moving railroad train. The aircraft passes through heavy black smoke as the pilot breaks off the attack. Two views from aircraft making low passes over a major fire at a port facility. Both times the aircraft barely skirts heavy billowing black clouds. A line of white smoke arising from ground targets. Change of scene to the beach area shown at opening of the film, where an American gun crew is firing an M-101 105mm howitzer field piece, viewed from several angles. Change of scene shows U.S. troops working their way carefully along a mountain road in the Pusan Perimeter. Two soldiers run back from the front of the column. Troops pausing while staying close to the mountainside. Suddenly, a shell bursts just a short distance fron them, raising dense black smoke. Soldiers run across the road to seek protection close to the mountain. American soldiers moving carefully behind a parked M8 light armored car. Various vies of American soldiers operating in the mountainous area. Glimpse of fallen North Korean soldiers in the brush and foliage. American troops display a captured North Korean flag. South Korean soldiers on sentry duty outside fortified compound. Armed South Korean soldiers escort two ambulatory wounded North Korean prisoners. Wounded American soldier on a stretcher, being removed from a Sikorsky H-5 helicopter, at an airfield and being carried toward the aircraft flight line.
' Hungnam port destroyed ' by United Nation forces in Korean War. United Nations forces evacuate Hungnam. Military vehicles being loaded onto Landing Ship Tanks and troops of United states 1st Marine division and 7th Infantry division embark on an LST. Landing craft carrying UN troops underway to Pusan and Pohang. Navy Underwater Demolition Team, Detatchment Bravo under the command of LT Mack M Boynton, demolish a nitrate plant. Explosion occurs and smoke rises. Demolition charges being put underwater. UDT Team layout TNT ( Trinitrotoluene) filled hose along a building. Links of the hose being put together. Ammunition dump, docks and piers being bombed and explosions occur. Troops withdraw in landing craft. USS Begor (APD 127) under the command of CMDR Archie Kuntze is standing by to evacuate the UDT (Frogmen). Christmas Eve 1950
' United Nations forces consolidate below the 38th Parallel' about the UN forces and their position during the Korean War. An animated map of Korea shows the position of United Nations forces along the 38th parallel. The evacuation activities from the Hungnam beach to Pusan and Pohang. Chinese Red Army attack on Seoul on January 1st ,1951.