U.S. tanks and 3rd infantry cross 38th parallel in Korean War on a reconnaissance in force mission
Korea Date:1951 Duration:3 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Tanks and infantry cross 38th parallel, the pre-Korean War boundary between North Korea and South Korea. Tank Infantry team assault team meets for briefing. Close up of American soldier faces beside tank. Box of grenades is distributed. U.S. Army 3rd Division Infantry soldiers mount tanks in morning. Point of view shot from moving tank, out past main gun as group advances. Tanks and infantry cross the Imjin River bed where it is shallow near the 38th parallel crossing. Views of abandoned North Korean military vehicles in the river bed. Group dismounts from tanks onto enemy territory. Patrol advances up hillsides and across fields. They engage North Korean enemy using rifles and grenades. Explosions seen during combat. Officer speaking on radio. U.S. soldiers continue advance and encounter small arms enemy fire and mortar fire, slowing them down. View as they walk on patrol, and prone and kneeling as they fire at North Korean forces near a railroad line. Point of view immediately behind a U.S. soldier as he stands and throws a grenade, and then ducks again. Group returning to base after conclusion of reconnaissance in force mission.
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