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United States Marines and 7th Infantry Division recapture Seoul, South Korea.

United States Marines and 7th Infantry Division troops fight on street in Seoul, South Korea and recapture the city on September 26, 1950. A geographical map shows the map of Korea with the area that was occupied by United States troops beginning September 20, 1950. United States Marines and 7th Infantry Division troops fight in ruins of Seoul. Soldiers take shelter behind sandbag wall and fires at enemy. Soldiers fire from building. Soldiers and tanks advance on damaged Seoul Street. Troops take rest. Marine reads newspaper cutting headlined 'Marines enter Seoul Fight Reds in Street'.

Date: 1950, September 26
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Division of Korea at 38th Parallel and elections to establish democracy in South Korea.

Map shows division of Korea at 38th Parallel. Pyongyang in North and Seoul in South Korea. Line and board reads 38 parallel on road and bridge. Elevated, wide view of city of Seoul, the Capital of South Korea. The UN Commission at Korean assembly examines process of establishing democracy. Officials and President Syngman Rhee in 1948. The flag of South Korea. Civilians line up for voting in May 1950, just before outbreak of Korean War. Women stand in line. A child on back of woman. Men go in and come out of polling booth. Aerial views of Korean peninsula.

Date: 1950
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
UN landings at Inchon and reoccupation of the capital, Seoul, by UN forces during the first year of the Korean war.

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 (or Incheon) 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 Incheon, 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.

Date: 1951
Duration: 4 min 16 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Marines and U.S. seventh division recapture Seoul during Korean War, Seoul in Korea.

Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). Marines and U.S. seventh division advance in Seoul under enemy fire. U.S. troops combat enemy in streets of Seoul. Troops take cover behind sand sacks. Troops fire rifles. Tanks advance through heavy smoke in streets. Smoke arises from explosions. Soldiers relax after five days battle with enemy. Soldier talks into radio. Soldier holds a paper cutting. Headlines read 'Marines enter Seoul, Fight Reds In Streets'.

Date: 1950
Duration: 2 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Summary of events in September and October 1950 as the U.S. engages North Korean forces during the Korean War

Segment introduction by Captain Carl Zimmerman. Animated map shows Pyongyang, Taegu, Inchon (or Incheon), 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.

Date: 1950, October 17
Duration: 17 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Attack by North Korea and U.S. attempt in United Nations' Security Council meeting to protect South Korea.

Start of Korean War. South Korea is attacked by Communist North Korea. Map shows division of Korea and capital of North and South Korea as Pyongyang and Seoul. Animated arrows shows attack of North Korea to South Korea. Troops of Korean Republican Army in the South mobilizing in citiies and heading to the front. South Korean soldiers fire rifles and artillery from trenches and hills. Smoke is seen among mountain ranges during battle. Soldier looks through binoculars. Next scene is in the United States, in Lake Success, New York, where guards at the United Nations simultaneously raise flags of many nations at the United Nations. South Korean ambassador Chang Myon is seen at an Emergency meeting of the Security Council of the UN. Secretary of UN, Trygve Lie states the situation is a as threat to world peace and calls for acceptance of the U.S. demand to reestablish peace. All 9 members present raise their hands in acceptance. Next scene is back in South Korea. Scenes of displaced civilian refugees including women and children. Many are gathered together. Man helps old woman to walk. Two Korean refugee boys stand side by side as one child eats bread. Next scene is again at the United Nations. Empty seat of representative of the Soviet Union is shown. U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Warren Austin, speaks and asks that the UN members vote to to assist South Korea, repel the armed attack by North Korea, and bring peace. Camera shows Security Council delegates voting, as 7 out of 8 representatives raise their hands in acceptance.

Date: 1950, June
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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