Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Fireworks of the DPRK's Victory will be everlasting !!!-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson for the 65th anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War against Yankee imperialism
I visited the Democratic People's Republic in July 2013 for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Korean people's great victory over US imperialism in the great Fatherland Liberation War which falls on the 27th of July. I was able to see the magnificent and wondrous grand military parade which was an amazing array of fire-power demonstrating the massive Juche-orientated military might of Songun Korea led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN. Helicopter pilots daringly buzzed the parade flying between building. For the first time the DPRK's long range bomber aircraft roared above Kim Il Sung square.
In the evening we were treated to a grand firework extravaganza at the newly reconstructed Fatherland Liberation War Museum . The fireworks provided an exciting backdrop to the War Victory statue , indeed the fireworks seemed to represent the flames of victorious war destroying the US imperialists. Indeed 60 years before on the very same day fireworks had lit up the sky of Pyongyang on the day of victory against the US imperialists , July 27th and the ground was shaken by a victorious military parade . I thought about the meaning of the fireworks of victory .
There is no doubt that the Korean people's victory over the US imperialist aggressors some 65 years ago was a superhuman feat .The struggle between young Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) and the US was an unequal one , this is of course an understatement . It was a real David and Goliath battle . The US was much bigger than the DPRK in terms of size and population .It had been a victor nation in the Second World War .Moreover the US war machine was backed by a massive industrial base and advanced technology. The DPRK had only been founded less than 2 years before the war began , in fact some 21 months before but now had to face a titanic war with the giant of US imperialism ,the chieftain of world imperialism, People did not expect the DPRK to survive ,let along win the war .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.
Marshal KIM IL SUNG turned the table on the arrogant Yankees and the south Korean puppets who had boasted that they would have " breakfast in Haeju, lunch in Pyongyang and dinner in Sinuiju" (Haeju being a town in the far south of the DPRK and Sinuiju being a town on the Chinese border) but this did not happen, instead the victorious DPRK wiped out the south Korean puppet forces and liberated south Korea, Seoul was liberated on June 28th the third day of the war . 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 knelt 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. The fireworks that lit up on the sky of Pyongyang on the 27th of July 1953 and July 27th 2013 symbolise the fact that the victory of the Korean people will be everlasting and will shine forever .One day the US will be compelled to completely withdraw from
Korea and the fireworks of victory will light up the sky's of a reunified Korea, from Mt Paektu
to Mt Halla !
Dr Dermot Hudson
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK.
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England.
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association,
Chairman British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification
hon secretary general International Committee For Songun Study