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)
Map of Korea showing 38th parallel boundary. View of 38th parallel with the numbers "38" seen on the ground. The United Nations Commission meeting in Seoul. U.S. troops leaving the Korean peninsula. Aerial view of the harbor in Seoul. Fire and smoke in the mountains as North Koreans attack. South Korean soldiers marching into battle. Korean soldiers in trenches firing from hill top. The first Korean War refugees. The UN gathering at Lake Success, NY. General MacArthur receives the UN battle flag. Aerial view of the port at Pusan. U.S. troops landing in Pusan. A parade of troops led by U.S., U.N. , and Republic of Korea flags disembark at Pusan from a landing ship, number 222. U.S. troops firing weapons at North Koreans, including mortar, machine guns, and howitzers.
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.
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)
Representatives of United Nations countries who fought in Korea, gather for a ceremony at the UN Memorial Park cemetery in Pusan, South Korea. Flags of various countries include Great Britain, France, and South Korea. United Nations flag . Military Officers and officials stand at the cemetery. Lieutenant General Matthew Ridgway, of the United States leads the activities. Flag of United Nations being hoisted. Troops and officers stand at attention. Flowers placed on graves. Flag of India, Pakistan, France, United Nations and various countries.
Representatives of United Nations who fought in the Korean War, gather for a ceremony at the U.N. Memorial Park cemetery in Pusan, South Korea. The event is led by U.S. Lieutenant General Matthew Ridgway. Troops standing in attention with flags of various countries. Officials and officers of various countries, stand. A military band plays. Flags of United States, France, Britain, India and various countries are seen. Military personnel hoist the flag of United Nations and salute. Graves at cemetery.