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  • Short Summary

    General Sir John Harding and Air Vice Marshal CA Bouchier visit British troops in Korea.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    British troops over the 38th Parallel - visit of General Sir John Harding (Commander in Chief of Far Eastern Forces) and Air Vice Marshal CA Bouchier (representing British Chiefs of Staff and Personal Liaison to General MacArthur) - North of Seoul, Korea.

    Various shots of trenches showing dead bodies of North Koreans. Pretty gruesome stuff - they seem to be decomposing. Koreans in white, walking around and looking at bodies. Most hold their hands over their noses, probably from the stench of the rotting bodies. C/U of body. Shots of North Korean prisoners, including women. Korean with arm in sling. British officers interrogating Koreans. Brigadier Coad and other officers. Australian officer. Korean children.

    General views of quiet Korean Street. M/S of two British soldiers reading in truck. C/U British soldier asleep in truck. British soldiers chatting and smoking around their trucks. Pan deserted foxhole. M/S Private Wood holding framed pictures of Stalin and Kamil Song. C/Us of the pictures. Brigadier BA Coad DSO (Commander of the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade) talks to US soldiers then leaves on a truck.

    British troops resting on ground. British troops running to meal and getting food in mess tins from outdoor catering point. C/U British soldier smoking sausage (run out of cigarettes) - he holds it between his fingers like a cigar and chomps away on it.

    General views of Brigade Headquarters over 38th Parallel. M/Ss of Air Vice Marshal CA Bouchier and General Sir John Harding with other officers. Shots of General's jeep stuck on muddy riverbank. M/S of Harding and Bouchier saying goodbye. Harding and Coad with maps. Harding, Coad and Bouchier talking. Pan of Harding leaving in jeep. Army trucks over bridge with lights on. Shots of lorries carrying troops moving away down road amid dust.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:03:00 / 01:22:14:00
    UN 2296 C

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