• Short Summary

    American troops retreat from Korean capital Seoul.

  • Description


    GV. Frozen river north of Korean capital Seoul. GV. United Nations Forces encampment. CU. Back view, UN soldiers sighting firearm. SV. Bazooka team firing - two shots. LV. & GV. Smoke on hillside. MV. Bazooka team firing. SV. Machine guns in action. SCU. Soldier looking through binoculars. GV. Smoking countryside. LV. Towards, refugees walking along railway track. SV. Towards, refugees walking along with large loads. SV. American GI using mine detector on refugee's load. SV. GI using mine detector on refugee. GV. Air view of Seoul. LV. Towards, convoy leaving Seoul. SV. Towards, military police jeep in convoy. LV. Towards, government officials' car leaving Seoul, & MV. Several shots of refugees moving along road. SV. Notice 'Seoul City Air Base'. SV. Members of Embassy staff walking towards aircraft. SV. Woman walking up steps of aircraft. SV. Embassy staff entering aircraft. SV. Soldier loading freight marked 'Pusan'. LV. Aircraft taxis out. MV. Soldier striking tent, & SV. SV. GI's folding tent. SV. Soldiers loading supplies on truck. SV. Soldiers carrying kit through camp. MV. Military buildings in Seoul burning. SV. Smoke and flames coming from windows of burning building. GV. Deserted street and burning building. GV. Towards, refugees trekking across frozen river. GV. Refugees trekking across Han river. GV. Refugees crossing Han river.

    Washington, United States of America (USA).

    GV. Capitol, Washington D.C. LV. American President Harry Truman walking towards dais. LV. Congressmen applauding. GV. Congressmen sitting down. SCU. Truman talking (natural sound): 'The threat of world conquest by Soviet Russia endangers our liberty and endangers the kind of world in which the free spirit of man can survive.' LV & GV. Congress. Truman's voice over: 'The Soviet rulers have made it clear that we must have strength... as well as right on our side.' SCU. Truman continuing: 'If we build our strength, and we are building it, the Soviet rulers may face the facts and lay aside their plans to take over the world. That is what we hope will happen and that is what we're trying to bring about.' MV. Truman preparing to leave rostrum, amid applause.

    (F.G.) (Orig. E.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:52:00 / 01:19:00:00

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment