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'.
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.
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'.
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.
Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). U.S. 11th Airborne units arrive at Ashiya Air Base to carry out Seoul operations in Korea. Soldiers unload equipment from truck at air base. Sign on building reads 'Ashiya Air Base, Base Operations'. Paratroopers board planes. Plane takes off from runway. Road sign reads 'Kimpo Airdrome Stop Military Police Check Point'. Plane taxis at Kimpo air base in Korea. Men disembark from plane. Wounded soldiers on stretcher taken into plane. Boats are carried out of cargo planes at air base. Air University Commanding General George C Kenney, and Commanding General of Far East Forces (former commander of U.S. forces) Carl Spaatz, arrive at Kimpo air base for inspection. Captured IL-10 plane parked in the background in hangar. Men manning Grumman F7F Tigercat aircraft. F7Fs in flight line.
Focuses on Korean War (1950-1953). U.S. tanks and troops cross Han River to capture Seoul, Korea. Tanks moves across the river. River village is taken over by the U.S. forces. Tanks and troops advance on muddy field. Words written on tank read 'We Three My Driver, My gunner, And Me. Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than You Think'.