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.
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.
U.S. 865th AAA (anti-aircraft artillery) battalion at airfield in Taegu, South Korea during Korean War. U.S. 40mm AAA gun crew atop hill overlooks the airstrip in Taegu. Men on alert around gun.
Presentation of United Nations flag and presentation of Silver Star to U.S. officers in Taegu, South Korea during Korean War. Colonel A. G. Katzin, Secretary to 1st Secretary-General of United Nations Trygve Lie, presents UN flag to U.S. General Walton Walker. General Walker hands UN Colors to soldier of Color Guard. Color Guard marches. General Walker talks to Colonel Katzin. Colonel Katzin talks to U.S. Ambassador To South Korea John J. Muccio. Chief of KMAG (Korean Military Advisory Group) Colonel W. H. S. Wright pins the Silver Star on U.S. Lieutenant G. D. Mohr's jacket for bravery in Korean War.
Dead bodies of South Korean civilians massacred by retreating North Korean forces at Taegu in South Korea. Dead bodies of men, women and children in dire conditions, placed in line on ground. Civilians identify family members' bodies. Burnt bodies of South Koreans outside building.
U.S. soldiers at an airfield in Taegu, South Korea. U.S. gun crew on alert at 50 caliber quadruple machine gun position, sandbags around position. One soldier points to the sky. Another soldier looks through field glasses. Planes parked on field in the background. Radar tent. Radar screen atop tent. Radar screen revolves.