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

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.
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Mydans, Carl
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overall: 14 in x 9 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 24.13 cm
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Carl Mydans
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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