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.
' 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.
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).