[United Nations forces Korea 1957, 1958]

Accession Number F03606
Collection type Film
Measurement 82 min 57 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Maker Unknown
Place made China: Hong Kong, Japan: Tokyo, Korea: 38th Parallel, Panmunjom
Date made 1957-1958
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Korea, 1950-1953

Item copyright: Copyright unknown - orphaned work

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Korea circa 1957-1958. [Reel 1]. Parade at a British Armoured unit with crews and Centurion tanks featured. Parade of United Nations forces at a military base. Flags indicate US, Greek, British and Turkish forces present. 'SAC Library' sign in the background. 'US 8th Army Band' on the side of the bass drum of the military band. Fly past of a formation of Sabre jets. An outdoor party with food cooked in an 'hungii' (earth oven). Sign 'Ruho State to Commonwealth Inchon-Seoul Kohima'. New Zealand troops embarking on a transport ship. Scenes on board including a game of deck tennis. Scenes at Hong Kong. [Reel 2]. Commonwealth troops and motor transport in Korea. A bogged truck, bulldozer and US General Pershing tanks. Night scenes at a forward position. Commonwealth infantry in action and a casualty moved by stretcher. Shots from the inside of an aircraft and aircraft landing at an airfield. Vampire jets and transport aircraft on the airfield. Sign 'The Gimlets. First in Korea. Tank Coy. 21st [Gimlet] Infantry Regiment'. Tank park and maintenance performed on General Pershing tanks. A traditional orchestra (Thai?) at a parade with troop inspection and march past of New Zealanders. A picnic with Korean women and children. Scenes of Tokyo and the Ginza area. [Reel 3]. Snow, a pan of the miltary base. US Army Sikorsky S-51 helicopter lands. Sign 'Aotearoa HQ NZ Kayforce'. Scenes of Korean peasants. Rugby matches NZ vs UK and NZ vs Japan. Scenes at US 5th Airforce base K16. Australians and NZ at a ceremonial parade possibly Anzac Day. Turkish officers present at ceremony. Sign 'Crossing station Panmunjom'. Swiss and Swedish Camp Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission. North Korean troops. Shots of installations on North Korean side of the Military Demarcation Line include carrier pigeon boxes.

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