Scenes from the first year of the Korean War. The United Nations General Assembly meeting in Lake Success, New York. Delegates from Iceland seated. Osten Unden, Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs, seen reading a newspaper. Glimpse of delegates from Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia (with Amir Faisal al Saud, seated at the right). Delegates from other nations are also seen. American soldiers slowly retreating during initial phase of action in Korea. Closeup of U.S. Lieutenant General Walton Walker and Major General Bill Dean. More views of retreating U.S. and South Korean soldiers. An injured soldier carried on a litter. A small Korean child and crying baby. Long line of Korean civilians carrying all their possessions, walk behind the retreating UN forces. Injured soldiers being assisted by comrades. Animated map of Korea and surrounding countries. The Yalu River; 38th parallel; and Port of Pusan are shown. UN Defense of Pusan perimeter is illustrated. Scene shifts to 105mm field artillery batteries firing at the perimeter. An M46 Patton tank dug in and firing its 90mm M3A1 gun. UN troops firing M1 81mm mortars. Infantry firing their rifles. UN Reinforcements arriving at Pusan in boats from the U.S. Transport ship, USS Union (AKA-106). U.S. troops arriving from LST 607. Troop reinforcements assembling and moving out from Pusan Harbor. British Commonwealth troops of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade arriving at Pusan aboard the British aircraft carrier, HMS Unicorn (D-72). Military supplies piled up on the wharf. Heavy equipment being offloaded from transport ships. Troops attending a religious service at the Pusan battle front. UN 105mm artillery pieces firing at the front. Australian infantry moving past a burning hut. UN troops moving forward through a Korean town, where the UN flag flies from a building. Troops advancing through unusual landscape including monumental balancing rock formation. (Korean War)
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.
Animated map shows South Korea, from 38th parallel, South, and highlights Pusan, and the advances being made by UN forces after being reinforced. Next, the UN amphibious landings at Inchon are shown on the map. Flashes of naval gunfire are seen in the blackness of night. Next, a Landing Craft Tank (Rocket), LCT(R), is seen firing barrages of rockets toward shore, at Inchon. On September 15, 1950, U.S. troops are seen landing at Inchon, from boats of the attack transport ship, USS Noble (APA-218). Return to the animated map shows advance of UN forces from Inchon joining with those advancing from Pusan, until they occupy most of the area south of the 38th parallel. UN infantry are seen engaged in urban combat in the city of Seoul, accompanied by M26 Pershing tanks and M46 Patton tanks. Building burning in the city. UN soldiers firing rifles inside damaged building. American soldiers, under fire, carrying wounded on litter. Medical corpsmen tending to casualties, including wounded Korean civilians. Republic of Korea (ROK) infantry following four of their soldiers carrying their flag, stretched out horizonally, between them. (Narrator states they are carrying it back to the liberated capital of Seoul.) ROK troops escorting large number of prisoners of war, marching with hands on heads. UN forces distributing rice and clothing to the Korean inhabitants of Seoul. Soldiers helping little Korean children don clothing. Bodies of men, women, and children who were slain by retreating enemy troops, are laid out on the ground, attended by Grieving relatives. Large quantities of captured North Korean weapons are piled up, including those made in the Soviet Union.
Movie titled 'Battle For Time' based on U.S. troops landing in Pusan, Korea during Korean War. Animated map highlights cities of Taejon, Seoul, and Pusan. Map depicts advance of North Korean troops to Taejon. U.S. troops disembark from LST (Landing Ship, Tank) at port of Pusan, Korea. LST unloads equipment. Ammunition and equipment are unloaded from ship by South Korean dock workers.
A U.S. Air Force VC-47B (VIP transport plane, tail # 43-49212) arrives at Pusan Air Base in Korea on 17 October, 1950. Singer and actor, Al Jolson steps from the plane and is greeted by American officers. Al Jolson gets into a jeep. .Next he is seen with officers on a sidewalk. Scene shifts to Jolson seated at a piano on and outdoor stage, where he just finishes performing and turns to speak to the large audience of soldiers present. The audience is seen applauding. Jolson is seen from behind, and then from various angles, as he sings a song. Some soldiers respond to the tempo of Jolson's music. (Narrator comments that 6 days after this performance, Al Jolson died from a heart attack, on 23 October, 1950 in San Francisco.) In final scene, he is seen raising the United Nations flag. (Note: this film is silent except for narration.)
LSTs 742 and 869 seen discharging tanks and other vehicles 35 miles North of Pusan, South Korea, in , 1950. Reinforcement troops wade ashore from landing craft. A column of North Korean prisoners is marched, under guard, along a road. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur is greeted by officers as he steps from an airplane. He boards a jeep. View from an airplane flying over the area. It flies above and behind a B-26 as it fires an air-to-ground weapon that explodes in a ball of fire on the ground.