UN forces advance past the 38th Parallel and ROK forces reach the Yalu River, in October, 1950, during the Korean War
Korea Date:1951 Duration:3 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
At a meeting of the UN Security Council, in Lake Success, New York, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Warren Austin, displays a Soviet-made weapon captured in Korea. Soviet representative, Jacob Malik, walks out of the meeting. Warren passes the weapon around to other Security Council delegates. Britain's Ambassador,Sir Gladwyn Jebb, examines it closely and it is then passed over the chair vacated by Malik, to the representative of Norway. (It appears to be a Soviet SVT-40 or SKS semi-automatic rifle.) Shift to animated map showing UN forces completely occupying South korea, to the 38th parallel. Crew members board a U.S. Air Force C-47 aircraft named,"The Speaker." Closeup of one crew member, a Korean, wearing a hat labeled,"Voice of UN." The aircraft takes off. Inside the plane's cabin, a Korean delivers a message that is being broadcast to any North Korean soldiers on the ground. Views of the huge loudspeakers mounted in the rear cabin of the aircraft. Stacks of pamphlets are seen in the aircraft, that encourage enemy combatants to surrender and include safe conduct passes. Crew members are seen throwing these from the airplane. UN soldiers pose with a large sign reading,"You Are Crossing The 38th Parallel, courtesy of the 3rd ROK Div." Troops of that division are seen proceeding North, along a road. ROK troops crowded aboard an M8 Armored Car. Another sign reads,"You Are Now Crossing The 38th Parallel, Courtesy of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, 'Garry Owen.'" American soldiers walking along the road; others riding on an M-24 (Chaffee) tank; and some riding on a DUKW, are greeted by local Korean people who line the side of a road. An M4 Sherman tank, named "Old Faithful," passes the camera, crowded with UN troops. Back to the animated map, showing advance of UN forces, with ROK troops reaching the Yalu River, by October 27th, 1950. UN infantry are seen climbing through rugged mountainous forested areas.
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