• Short Summary

    In Pohang Port, South Korea, wave after wave of landing craft stormed ashore in a joint Korea-United States naval Exercise, June 14-19.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Landing craft heading for beach
    5 ft

    2.
    Landing craft hit beach
    10 1/2 ft

    3.
    LV Signals being set up
    15 ft

    4.
    Another landing craft coming in
    18 1/2 ft

    5.
    Another landing craft on beach
    26 1/2 ft

    6.
    Infantry landing craft
    29 1/2 ft

    7.
    Jeep off-loading
    34 1/2 ft

    8.
    "Explosion" beside craft
    35 1/2 ft

    9.
    Troops off-loading from tank
    42 ft

    10.
    REVERSE ANGLE..Troops racing to objectives
    46 ft

    11.
    Troops advancing to objectives
    49 ft

    12.
    CU Machine gunner
    52 ft

    13.
    LV Troops in position
    54 ft



    Initials TDH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Pohang Port, South Korea, wave after wave of landing craft stormed ashore in a joint Korea-United States naval Exercise, June 14-19.

    The amphibious exercise, code named "Sea Hawk", was a brigade-size manoeuvre with the landing force composed of two reinforced Battalions from the U.S. 3rd Marines Division, the Seventh Fleet and the Korean Naval Regiments.

    More than 62 naval ships and 50 aircraft participated in this largest landing exercise ever since the Korean War ended in 1953. Some 17,000 U.S. and Korean Marines took part in this week-along exercise to test joint navel defence and combat capabilities under nuclear warfare.

    Exercise "Sea Hawk" was intended to promote closer working relationship between the United States and korean Armed Forces.

    Although the exercise tool place during the visit of President Eisenhower to the Far East, American 7th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Charles Griffin said it had no connection whatsoever with the President's visit. He explained that the exercise was planned almost a year ago.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATKP8UHEFT27283W3DTZNYXM6
    Media URN:
    VLVAATKP8UHEFT27283W3DTZNYXM6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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