Seoul, Korea 17OCT45

During World War II the Japanese, occupiers of Korea since 1910, banned baseball because it was an American sport.

 

We were assigned to cover the first game since the end of the war. A Korean team played against trhe 101st Signal Battalion.

 

Our team had 2 movie and 2 still photographers. I'm holding the Eyemo. Two photographers for the Korea Times are also in the picture.

  • Lampy 9y

    Like I said before Dok, I love history and this is as good as it gets.

    Thanks for sharing.
  • BlueEyes5 9y

    WOW!! What a capture.
  • gem66 9y

    Fascinating photo and story!
  • MemaNH ... retired and loving it!!! 9y

    All these photos are awesome and the stories very informative. I am sooooo glad that you are taking the time to share them with all of us.
  • peachknee 9y

    Great photo... who won the game?
  • darylfurr 9y

    fantastic. another great one. Thank-you.
  • Jim Brekke 9y

    facinating history
  • Alice Wilkman 9y

    Thanks for the link Don. I had missed this. Very nice.
  • hapakphoto 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vintage Korean Photos, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • melanie0.0 7y

    GREAT photo! This just reminds me how America did so much to support Korea during the Korean war (although this pic is before that time). I just wish the young Koreans these days recalled how Americans helped S. Korea become a republic. In Albany, NY, our Korean association holds annual picnic/party in honor of all the veterans...of course, we invite ALL the veterans in the tricity area to let us thank them every year! :D
  • Rob Osterndorff 7y

    Wow.
  • Taehyun Kim 7y

    wow... It is so good.
  • Dale Lee 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called People in Seoul, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • redhawk1700 6y

    Great historic shot!
  • Derek Winchester 5y

    wow great shot
  • E.C. Nature Photos 5y

    What a wonderful journey you have chronicled.
  • Terri Gee 5y

    OOOO my are you in this pic very rare photo huh
    so nice for you to take the time and write about your pics
    love how you reamber things so well nice details
  • 리치맨 5y

    good
  • poegia 5y

    Baseball is most popular sport in Korea nowadays. It is interesting pics and I think this pics would be valuable pics of Korean baseball history.
  • panchaurutnam Krishnamoorthy 4y

    interesting from mrs. kris..
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