ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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London 4 June Juche 107(2018)
Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the Juche Idea Study
Group of England, the UK Korean Friendhsip Association and the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and ... Committee for Peace and Reunification UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement on the occasion
of the the 81st anniversary of the battle of Pochonbo .
The battle of Pochonbo was a unique military and political
feat of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army under the command of the
great leader comrade Kim Il Sung , a gifted military strategist,
heroic partisan leader and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant
commander. The battle of Pochonbo struck a mighty blow against the
fascistic Japanese imperialists ,striking fear into them.
It was on the 4th of June 1937 that the
revolutionary fighters of the KPRA carried out a daring and audacious
operation to advance into the Korean homeland , under the command of the
great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. General Kim Il Sung the
commander of the KPRA had put forward the bold policy of advancing
into the Korean homeland and to strike at the Japanese imperialist
The Japanese imperialists who had annexed Korea in 1910 were severely
oppressing the Korean people ,literally strangling the life out of them
and trying to obliterate everything Korean. The question of advance into
the homeland was simply not a military one but a political and
ideological one .
Under the wise command of the great leader comrade Kim Il
Sung using brilliant Juche-orientated guerrilla tactics the Korean
People's Revolutionary Army annihilated the Japanese imperialist
aggressors in Pochonbo and went on to defeat them in the battles of
Kouyushan and Jiansanfeng,
As the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung said
" Brothers and sisters, look at the flames over there. Those
raging flames show that the enemy is doomed. Those flames show the whole
world that our nation is not dead but alive, and that if we fight
against the Japanese imperialist plunderers we can win. Those flames
will shine like a ray of hope in the hearts of our people suffering from
maltreatment and hunger, and will spread throughout our
three-thousand-r/ land like a torch of struggle.
The Korean people are not of the “same descent” as the Japanese
imperialist villains, and we do not acknowledge the idea noisily
propagandized by them that “Japan and Korea are one”.
We, the KPRA, will tighten our grip on our weapons of revenge and
liberate our 23 million fellow countrymen suffering from hunger and
poverty, ignorance and darkness. We will liberate our fatherland come
what may, and establish a people’s country free from oppression and
exploitation on the land of the independent fatherland."
Indeed the flames of Pochonbo symbolised the cleansing of Japanese
imperialism from Korea and the destruction of the old society of
exploitation and oppression.
The victory in the Pochonbo battle, which was due
to the protean guerrilla tactic of the great leader comrade Kim Il
Sung, was a powerful inspiration to the oppressed peoples of the world
in their anti-imperialist ,anti-colonialist struggle . As one third
world liberation fighter wrote " The beacon fire of Ponchonbo marked a
great event which gave confidence in struggle to not only the Korean
people under the colonial rule of Japanese imperialism , but also to the
world revolutionary oppressed people, groaning in those days under the
heels of the imperialist aggressors -fascist Germany, Italy , Japanese
imperialism and American and British imperialism "
Today the battle of Pochonbo remains a potent inspiration and model of
success in guerrilla struggle for anti-imperialist independence
movements. The beacon fire of independence lit in Pochonbo 81years ago
still burns brightly in the independent DPRK the land of Juche .