Monday, June 06, 2005


We've mentioned this in class, but the KCNA has a brief article about the famed Battle of Pochonbo which gives a good taste of the North Korean view of the anti-Japanese struggle and Kim Il Sung's role in it:
Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- An endless stream of people have been visiting Pochonbo revolutionary battle site in Ryanggang Province, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, these days. On June 4, Juche 26 (1937) President Kim Il Sung, the legendary hero of the anti-Japanese war, commanded an attack on Pochonbo.

The Pochonbo battle marked a decisive turning point in the liberation of the ruined Korea and dealt a telling blow at the Japanese Empire which boasted of being one of the five powers in the world.
Read the whole thing here.

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