Members of U.S. tank-infantry team make a reconnaissance in force across 38th Parallel, during Korean War
Korea Date:1951 Duration:3 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
American tank crews prepare for an armed reconnaissance mission, across the 38th Parallel, into area formerly held by Chinese forces, during the Korean War. They are seen loading machine guns and preparing their M24 Chaffee tanks. The tank convoy underway. Jeeps seen parked in background. An M24 tank fording a stream. Infantry moving ahead of the tanks, check for land mines. The team is delayed at a culvert, where retreating Communist forces had destroyed a bridge. Army engineers take measurements to determine equipment needed to span the gully. One of the tanks by-passes the spot and follows an alternate path near some village dwellings. A following jeep bogs down, so a tank returns to smooth the area, allowing the jeep to pass. Tank passing a local house. Another tank caught in soft earth at edge of dirt road. Another tank attempts to pull it out without success. U.S. soldiers gather and discuss the situation. Several soldiers pick up Chinese propaganda leaflets. Tanks continuing on their mission.
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