Pyongyang taken as UN retreats, 1950

Chinese troops enter the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, as United Nations forces are pushed steadily back towards South Korea.

Refugees flee under British army supervision, while UN forces blow up bridges behind them as they retreat south.

The Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953.

This Newsreel report on events earlier that month was first broadcast on 15 December 1950.

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