• Short Summary

    Preparations speed up in Britain as American forces carry on the fighting in the Korean War.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "'The Fire In Korea'".

    Tidworth Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Manny Shinwell visits TA Armoured Division.

    LV Emanuel 'Manny' Shinwell, Minister of War, walking towards tank. Stops and talks to men. SV Shinwell talking to men of Territorial Army. CU Shinwell talking to men. LV Shinwell talking to tank crew. LV Shinwell walks forward and talks to one of the crew. GV Soldiers sitting on ground waiting for Shinwell to speak. SV Shinwell speaking. CU Soldiers sitting on ground. (4 shots in all) Shinwell's voice. CU Shinwell speaking. 'The international situation is tense and full of dread possibilities. We are fortunate in one respect, to have in this country a large territorial force. I wish it was larger. The equipment at our disposal is not as adequate as we should like it. While I do not deny that, nevertheless. We are not afraid."

    Washington DC, United States of America (USA). VS American President Harry S Truman signing bill authorising one billion dollars of military supplies for Europe.

    San Francisco, California, USA. GV Pan crowds lining up at 'Join-Up' rally. SV Military Police holding flags. SV Hoarding - 'Americans do it - enlist.' CU Cartoon on poster. VS of men being recruited.

    Korea.

    VS of GIs on train. SV GIs carrying bazooka alongside track. GV Trainload of equipment in station. SV GIs looking at equipment. CU GI resting. SV Korean woman filling soldier's water bottle pan with soldier as he drinks. SV GI putting on equipment. VS Wounded Koreans at railway station. SV Towards tank moving into position. SV Tank officer looking through binoculars. VS of tank firing.
    Korean War Material. Selected originals exist for this item - see other records.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1480.17
    Media URN:
    48343
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:29:00 / 01:26:29:00
    Canister:
    50/62

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