Along the shore, close to Pohang Naval Port in South Korea, shells exploded, artillery pieces boomed out, small arms fire pierced the air and troops ran ashore from landing vessels.
Top View. Models of Pohang Naval Port showing position of warships.
L.V.Pan The invasion fleet offshore.
L.V. Shell from warship explodes on shore.
S.V. Supporting aircraft flies over.
L.V. First of the assault craft coming ashore.
S.V. Explosion on shore.
G.V. Marines wading ashore from landing craft.
S.C.U. Marines coming ashore.
L.V. Supporting Jet 100 aircraft flies over.
G.V. Marines running up beach.
S.V. Marines advancing.
S.V. Marines wading ashore.
S.V. Shell explosion on shore.
C.U. Marines wading ashore from landing craft.
C.U. Marine in forward position.
C.V. Marines advancing.
L.V. Marines in forward position.
Initials S-D A.S./P.B.
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Background: Along the shore, close to Pohang Naval Port in South Korea, shells exploded, artillery pieces boomed out, small arms fire pierced the air and troops ran ashore from landing vessels. The invasion was on. F-100 jets swooped low supporting the ground forces pouring shells of death upon an imaginary enemy. So began Operation 'Happy Lion'.
South Korean troops took party in this mock invasion on Pohang using their most modern equipment supplied by the United States.
Before the exercise a model of Pohang was used to prepare for the landing with scale models of landing craft and warships. The attack started with a bombardment of the shore establishments and was followed by Marines and infantrymen going ashore with fighter plane support. The officers commanding the invasion were entirely satisfied with the ability of their troops to effect such a landing in wartime on enemy territory.