North Korean soldiers taken by U.S. Marines during the fighting for Yong Dong

Description
Carl Mydans was coming to the end of his assignment as TIME-LIFE bureau chief in Tokyo when North Korea decided to invade South Korea. After he returned home to the United States, LIFE quickly sent him back to Asia to cover the conflict. Mydans followed a battalion of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division in its mission to strenghten the American defense line near Yong Dong.
In this image, communist prisoners, stripped down to their underwear, are marched to the rear by Marine guards after a battle. The prisoners are marched through the fields, while some of the guards walk on the road above them.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1950
photographer
Mydans, Carl
place made
Korea
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 9 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
2005.0228.135
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.135
Credit Line
Estate of Carl Mydans
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Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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