U.S. Marines pass a burning Korean village in the winter rain

Description
When North Korea decided to invade South Korea, Carl Mydans was coming to the end of his assignment as TIME-LIFE bureau chief in Tokyo. Although he was prepared to make the switch from Asia to the United States, he quickly put those plans on hold and flew back in order to cover the war.
One month after the beginning of the war, U.S. Marines of the 1st Marine Division, mostly combat veterans, landed at Pusan, Korea, on August 2, 1950. Despite the less than ideal situation, the men found time to rest between fighting. After the battles ended, shattered Korean villages were left behind.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
Date made
1950
photographer
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
Korea
ID Number
2005.0228.132
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.132
subject
Photography
Carl Mydans
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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