In the DPRK they say July follows June meaning which means that although the US imperialists started the Fatherland Liberation War (known as Korean war in the West) on June 25 1950 it ended with the victory of the Korean people on July 27 1953. The Fatherland Liberation War was a truly herculean and titanic struggle which saw the Korean people defeat US imperialism for the first time in the world .
When the war broke out on the 25 June 1950 , the odds against young People's Korea surviving let alone defeating US imperialism seemed very slim indeed because the US had a population more than 20 times the size of the DPRK's and nearly 100 times the size of the DPRK in terms of landmass. Moreover the US had waged over a 100 wars of aggression and had emerged as the victor in the Second World War . As part of the allied forces the US had seen off Imperial Japan , Nazi Germany and fascist Italy. The US had emerged as the boss of US imperialism . It had a huge military machine and a global empire of military bases across the world .On top of this the DPRK not only to had to fight against the US but also the forces of the south Korean puppets , armies from 15 satellite countries of the US and the Japanese fighting secretly in Korea wearing the uniforms of the south Korean puppet army .
How could a small country like People's Korea fight against the US and its puppets and vassals ? The answer was in the powerful revolutionary leadership of Marshal KIM IL SUNG , the Juche idea and the Songun idea as well as the heroic self-sacrificing spirit of the Korean people and the young Korean People's Army.
On the 25th June at dawn guns boomed and jets of flame shot out . The south Korean puppets intruded several kilometres deep into the territory of People' Korea. The south Korean puppet army, under the direct command of the US Miltary Advisory Group , had launched an armed invasion all along the 38th parallel on a preconceived war plan.The south Korean puppets started their aggression against the Republic over the whole length of the 38th parallel, intruding one-two kilometres deep in the directions of Haeju, Kumchon and Cholwon. The south Korean puppets bragged their radio
they had captured Haeju(which categorically disproves the account of US, Western and south Korean historians the DPRK attacked first) . The destiny of the DPRK was hanging in the balance , what could it do against the onslaught of the south Korean puppets who were backed by the biggest military power in history ? The great leader Marshal KIM IL SUNG called meeting of the Cabinet of the DPRK and demanded that the south Korean puppets stop their aggression at once . The south
Korean puppets refused to do so . So the great leader Marshal KIM IL SUNG ,declaring that the Yankees had misjudged the Koreans, ordered the Korean People's Army and Korean Peoples Security Forces to go over to an immediate counter-offensive.
Thus the KPA and KPSF went over to an immediate counter-offensive pushing the south Korean puppets back .This was something unprecedented in the history of warfare! . Generally when a state is attacked or invaded by another state it takes some time to even adopt a defensive posture to resist the aggression. However thanks to the original Juche-orientated revolutionary military thought and strategy the forces of the DPRK were able to launch a decisive counter-offensive after halting the south Korean puppets in their tracks and allowing them no breathing space.
The great leader Marshal KIM IL SUNG had accumulated precious experience during the 15 year long armed struggle against the Japanese imperialists. He developed original Juche-orientated military tactics , the like of which had never been seen before.
On the third day of the war , 28 June, Seoul the south Korean puppet capital was liberated by the KPA .This was disastrous for the south Koean puppets who had orgininally boasted of "having breakfast in Haeju, lunch in Pyongyang and dinner in Sinuiju" . This had not happened , instead the victorious DPRK wiped out the south Korean puppet forces and liberated south Korea,. The hated colonial reactionary ruling machines were smashed and land was distributed to the peasants free of charge. The US started to heavily bomb all of Korea and drew into the war forces from some satellite countries. This did not stop the advance of the Juche-orientated Korean People's Army commanded by the great leader Marshal KIM IL SUNG. The KPA smashed the Yankees at Osan .Torpedo boats of the KPA Navy sunk US cruisers and destroyers.
The great leader Marshal KIM IL SUNG personally commanded the Taejon liberation battle.I. The U.S. 24th division was totally destroyed in the Taejon battle on July 20, that was the 20th day after its arrival in south Korea. A young People's Army took prisoner Dean himself. He was the first
division commander of U.S. imperialist aggression forces to be taken prisoner in the Korean War. This was a a great feat of the heroic Korean People's Army to have captured a Yankee general
In the first stage of the war the Korean People's Army liberated 90 per cent of the territory of south Korea and 92 of the population . A truly remarkable accomplishment that was achieved by the self-reliant revolutionary armed forces of People's Korea under the command of the great leader
Marshal KIM IL SUNG .
The US threw into the war unprecedented numbers of troops and amounts of materials . The war raged on until July 27th 1953 when the US kneeled down and signed the Armistice Agreement.
Clark, the US commander who signed the Armistice Agreement lamented his fate as the first U.S. Forces commander who failed to win victory and signed the armistice agreement During the three-year long Fatherland Liberation War, the U.S. imperialists lost over 1,567,000 men, including more than 405,000 of their own armed forces, and an enormous amount of combat equipment and war supplies, including over 12,200 aircraft, more than 560 warships and ships, over 3,200 tanks and
armoured vehicles of different types, more than 13,350 trucks and 7,690 artillery pieces of various types. This is only part of the bitter setbacks suffered by them in the war. They also suffered irretrievable political and moral defeats. It was a great victory for the Korean people and opened up a new era of anti-US, anti-imperialist struggle. Indeed Korea was the war before Vietnam !
The victory in the Fatherland Liberation War was due to the outstanding an brilliant commanding art of the great leader Generalissimo KIM IL SUNG , a military strategic genius and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander. On the 23rd anniversary of the passing away of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and the 64th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation we recall the great exploits of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG in leading the Fatherland Liberation War to victory !
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Chairman UK Korean Friendship Association
Chairman UK Preparatory Committee for 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics