June 11, 2018 15:49 IST

Korean War (1951-1953): Rare historical photos

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First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez of the U.S. Marine Corps leads the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines over the seawall on the northern side of Red Beach as the second assault wave lands on Inchon, September 15, 1950. Lt. Lopez was killed in action a few minutes later while assaulting a North Korean bunker. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. Army personnel of Companies A and K, 35th Infantry Regiment, watch the Communist-held area as U.N. forces bombard the vicinity with white phosphorous shells, February 1, 1951. Credit: Reuters
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Republic of Korea minesweeper YMS-516 is blown up by a magnetic mine during sweeping operations west of Kalma Pando, Wonsan harbor, October 18, 1950. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Marine guards two captured enemy soldiers on board a transport vehicle, probably en route from Hungnam to Pusan, December 1950. Credit: Reuters
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LCVPs from the USS Union circle in the transport area off Inchon before going to the line of departure on the first day of landings, September 15, 1950. Credit: Reuters
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A torpedo attack on the Hwachon Reservoir dam by Attack Squadron 195 from the USS Princeton, May 1, 1951. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. Navy Corpsmen help carry a wounded soldier from a Marine Corps helicopter in the vicinity of Seoul, October 3, 1950. Credit: Reuters
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A torpedo attack on a bridge over the Yalu River, November 1950. Credit: Reuters
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A grief-stricken U.S. infantryman whose buddy was killed in action is comforted by another soldier in an undisclosed location, August 28, 1950. Credit: Reuters
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Amphibious ships at anchor in Wonsan's outer harbor during the landing of the First Marine Division, October 26, 1950. Credit: Reuters
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A South Korean refugee holds her belongings as she flees from Pohang, August 1950. Credit: Reuters
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Hundreds of fuel drums await evacuation on the Hungnam docks, December 14, 1950. This view looks across the inner harbour from Blue Beach. Credit: Reuters
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Some of the 14,000 Korean refugees on board the SS Meredith Victory following the evacuation of Hungnam, December 1950. Credit: Reuters
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A U.S. Marine on the central Korean front in a photo from late 1950 or early 1951. Credit: Reuters
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U.S. Marines engage in street fighting during the liberation of Seoul, September 1950. Credit: Reuters