Smoke rises from a village in Tabu-Dong. 81 mm mortar crew and 3rd 8th Cavalry Regiment soldiers fire WP shells. Ammunition bearer getting load of mortar shells. Removing mortar shells from container. Bulldozer working on gun entrenchment for 105.
Opening slate of August 1950 newsreel refers to Seesaw battle on beachhead. It shows several U.S. soldiers manning a 105mm howitzer field piece on sandy ground beside a steep hill. A small American flag marks their position. Scene shifts to a bivouac area of large tents and vehicles on flat ground. A body of water and higher ground is seen in the background. Next, an American flag flutters in the breeze, on a makeshift flagpole, atop a hill, where several soldiers are maintaining a lookout. A large radio antenna is installed on the hill. Back down on the flat land, American troops are breaking camp, pulling down the large tents. At Pohang Air Base (K-3) American troops are pulling down tents and packing up to leave. A C-46 transport plane sits nearby and a C-47 transport is in the background. Troops burn papers in 55-gallon drums. Troops load Army trucks with tents and equipment. Aerial glimpse of the area showing high hills surrounding it. View from a farm field where farmers are working, as four USAF F-80C jet fighter planes take off from the nearby airfield. View from aircraft flying above, as an F-80 attacks a ground target. Gun camera view of American aircraft strafing an installation at the base of a mountain. Explosions from striking rounds. Pilot pulls up abruptly to avoid the mountain. Gun camera view of rockets being fired from attacking aircraft on lines of communication, including rail and port facilities. Fires and smoke from the attacks. A strafing attack against a moving railroad train. The aircraft passes through heavy black smoke as the pilot breaks off the attack. Two views from aircraft making low passes over a major fire at a port facility. Both times the aircraft barely skirts heavy billowing black clouds. A line of white smoke arising from ground targets. Change of scene to the beach area shown at opening of the film, where an American gun crew is firing an M-101 105mm howitzer field piece, viewed from several angles. Change of scene shows U.S. troops working their way carefully along a mountain road in the Pusan Perimeter. Two soldiers run back from the front of the column. Troops pausing while staying close to the mountainside. Suddenly, a shell bursts just a short distance fron them, raising dense black smoke. Soldiers run across the road to seek protection close to the mountain. American soldiers moving carefully behind a parked M8 light armored car. Various vies of American soldiers operating in the mountainous area. Glimpse of fallen North Korean soldiers in the brush and foliage. American troops display a captured North Korean flag. South Korean soldiers on sentry duty outside fortified compound. Armed South Korean soldiers escort two ambulatory wounded North Korean prisoners. Wounded American soldier on a stretcher, being removed from a Sikorsky H-5 helicopter, at an airfield and being carried toward the aircraft flight line.
A documentary series titled 'The Big Picture' on the activities of U.S. 3rd Infantry Division in Korea. Sergeant Stuart Queen presents the show. He introduces U.S. Army Captain Audie Murphy in the show. He speaks about the history of the 3rd Infantry Division. Troops of the 3rd Infantry Division on parade at Fort Benning, Georgia. A map locates key places on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean troops invading South Korea, on June 25, 1950. Contingents of South Korean troops arriving in trucks to attempt resistance. Elements of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division on the ground along the East coast of Korea. U.S. field artillery firing. With entry of Chinese forces into the conflict, in November, 1950, the U.S. 3rd Infantry troops assume defensive positions in the Hamhung area of North Korea. forces to facilitate evacuation of other X-Corps units by landing craft to waiting transport ships. One landing craft seen has the number APA 98-3 on its side, indicating it originally belonged to the troop transport, USS Dutchess, APA-98 ( which was decommisioned and sold, in 1948).
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.
Soviet military forces in massed formations at Red Square, in Moscow, Russia. Joseph Stalin stands on balcony above. Scenes of rebellion in Europe and Asia. A map of Korea. June 25, 1950, war broke out between North and South Korea. Buildings burning. Refugees fleeing. View of United Nations building on East River in New York City, where American ambassador Warren Austin is speaking. View of the Capitol in Washington, DC. President Truman, speaking, committed U.S. forces to action. U.S. Reservists are recalled to active duty to fight in Korea. Some are seen getting off a bus at a military base reception center. Recalled reservists with full field gear, starting their journey overseas, and later seen in Korea. U.S. tanks moving over the road manned by soldiers with World War Two experience. Numerous scenes of heavy artillery firing, mostly at night. U.S. regular Army, National Guard, and Army reserve soldiers engaged in fire fights using tanks, artillery, mortars, and rifles. Soldiers adminster first air and assist wounded comrades. American troops slogging through rain and snow in Korea. Soldiers eating from mess kits, and reading the Stars and Stripes newspaper, during a lull in combat.
North Korean officers arriving, in snow, for armistice talks. Following the truce, American soldiers are seen packed up and heading home from 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'.