U.S. 8th Army tries to slow Chinese Spring offensive in Korean War. U.S. Marines distribute clothing to Korean children.
Korea Date:1951, April 26 Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. soldiers of the 8th Army are jammed aboard an M46 Patton tank as they participate in a UN counter-attack against Chinese forces in the Korean War. Several tanks full of soldiers and some in jeeps, are seen fording river swollen by Spring melting and rains. Closeup of GIs riding tank. Narrator states they are heading beyond the 38th parallel. U.S. troops seen hunkered down as UN shell fire strikes at Chinese positions to slow down their anticipated Spring Offensive. White smoke rises from nearby exploding Chinese shells. U.S. 8th Army troops fall back as shells fall around them, to take up new defensive positions. Scene shifts to a large gathering of South Korean waifs. Closeup of some in a line, and inside a building, receiving clothing from U.S. Marines of the 1st Marine Division. It had been collected by the Marine Corps League, in many American cities. Marines are seen helping Korean children dress in the new clothes. Closeup of Korean children huddled down for a photograph. (Korean War)
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