Segment introduction by Captain Carl Zimmerman. Animated map shows Pyongyang, Taegu, Inchon, and Seoul, and the 38th parallel. PyongYang falls on October 17, 1950 to U.S. troops. Troops advancing in PyongYang. A North Korean soldier is captured. A tank drives on a railway in PyongYang. A burning truck carrying ammunition explodes. A medic treats a wounded U.S. soldier in the streets of Pyongyang. A dead North Korean at side of road as troops advance. Bridge crossing at Pyongyang. North Korean civilians in Pyongyang. Interview with Corporal David Grey, Korean war veteran. 187th Airborne Regiment parachuters prepare to depart from Kimpo Air Field. C-47 and C-119 boxcar airplanes take off from Kimpo Air Field on 20 October 1950. Parachutes of the 187th Airborne descend to ground. General MacArthur views parachutes from the interior of his Constellation air plane. Soldiers loading up cattle with equipment. Jeep and Howitzer tied to skids are seen still attached to parachutes. Wounded 187th Airborne Regiment soldiers are gathered and placed on helicopters. Wounded covered with shield on helicopter before take off. North Koreans wave flags as U.S. soldiers advance. Map shows major invasion dates for Korea in September and October 1950.
General MacArthur comes down from plane and greets high ranking officers. General speaks to General Edward M Almond, both walking arm in arm with each other followed by other officials. General enters Headquarter building at Pyongyang airstrip in Pyongyang, Korea.
SCAP (Supreme Commander of Allied Power) General MacArthur's airplane moves along the frozen strip to a stop. General MacArthur at Pyongyang airstrip with General Edward M Almond, both walking arm in arm with each other followed by other Korean officials in Pyongyang, Korea. Wounded on litter is removed from ambulance, carried toward a building. A jeep parked on airstrip.
Turkish troops bivouacked at Pyongyang airstrip in Pyongyang, Korea. A group of Turkish troops in which some are seated and some standing. One man holding a can drinks from it and talks to other people. Two men seated on ground, group of Turkish troops talking. Some troops standing on the strip, stacked rifles can be seen. Turks warming themselves around fire.
Many refugees standing on the east bank of the Pyongyang River in Pyongyang awaiting ferry. Korean people waiting in line. Men women and children are in the group. One woman bends down so her child can climb on her back. She then stands up, carrying the child and her belongings. Another is seen breast feeding her infant.
Korean refugees standing in two open boats ready to be ferried across the Pyongyang River, in Korea. Snow is on the river bank.Ferrymen on port and starboard push one boat away from the shore, using a long poles. Large group of refugees queued up on riverbank awaiting next ferry. A Korean Army Military Policeman is in charge of the queue. Several refugees are permitted to run off to catch a ferry about to leave. Along the embankment, refugees are gathered on a dock, next to a building, and the line of refugees extends a long way up the embankment to an open shelter above. Family groups are evident including men, women, and children. Some women carry large bundles on their heads.