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  • Short Summary

    Big Korean prisoners of war exchange - operation Big Switch.

  • Description

    Panmunjom, Korea.

    CU. United Nations receiving point sign. GV. Gate to Freedom Village. LS. Trucks carrying prisoners of war (POW's) arriving. LS. Prisoners alighting. LS. Ambulances arriving and stretcher cases are carried off. LS. South Korean prisoners alighting from lorries. CU. Sign "Welcome - Gate to Freedom". LS. Helicopters arriving and stretcher cases taken from them. Various close up shots of stretcher cases - wounded being taken from ambulances. MS. General Taylor and other personalities watching the arrivals.

    Location Unknown.

    Sequence of John Foster Dulles arriving in a car and talking to Korean dignitary is attached to this item. Two are seen chatting, surrounded by several other men - they seem quite relaxed and smile a lot.

    (F.G.)

    Date found in the old record 01/08/1953.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3472.05
    Media URN:
    93476
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1953
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:05:00 / 01:13:06:00
    Canister:
    UN 2546 F

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