“This is the best picture I made in Korea of civilians — a family running down stairs, a father holding a baby, tanks firing away. Those tanks are taking fire from North Koreans right down the street!”
Good. Now I can shoot in all directions.
— When the Marines found themselves surrounded by Chinese troops near the “Frozen Chosin” during the Korean War, a Marine officer summed it up for his men. (via reasonstolovethecorps)
“British Royal Marines Commandos, put ashore by a U.S. naval vessel deep in the heart of North Korea, plant demolition charges along an enemy rail track on April 13, 1951 near Songjin, South Korea during a daring daylight raid. About 100 yards of the vital Chinese Communist rail line were destroyed within a few miles of two enemy divisions.”
“Marine Sgt. William T. Hathaway of Danville, Virginia, looks over the wreckage of Hanjung, Korea, Dec. 20, 1950, before the withdrawal from that city by U.N. forces now compressed into the Hungnam beachhead in northeast Korea.”