Thursday, 19 July 2018
The Liberation of Taejon -special article by Dr Dermot Hudson
The Taejon Liberation battle is remembered as a crushing defeat, a true military disaster for the US imperialist army and a great victory for the Korean People's Army commanded by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG , the ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander and gifted military strategist . It took place on the 20th of July 1950 (the date the 20th of July has particular significance for me as my birthday is the 20th of July ) , less than a month after the provocation of the Fatherland Liberation War by the south Korean puppets and US imperialists.
Seoul the capital of the south Korean puppet regime had fallen to the victorious Korean People's Army on the 28th of June only 3 days after the war had started . The south Korean puppets had originally boasted that they would have their breakfast in Haeju(a city in the far south of the DPRK) , lunch in Pyongyang and dinner in Sinuiju !. However it turned out to be the complete opposite. The great leader Marshal KIM IL SUNG had ordered an immediate counter-offensive and the south Korean puppet was routed , it collapsed like a pack of cards .
The US imperialists and south Korean puppets made Taejon the new temporary capital of puppet south Korea. The US imperialists threw the US 24th Army division commanded by General William F Dean . This was called the 'Taro Division ' , meaning the Victory Division . It had fought the Japanese aggressors in the far east during the second world war. However it was to taste the bitterest defeat ever in Taejon.
On the morning of the 20th of July Taejon was liberated . General Dean the commander of the
24th division was captured ,trying to escape, by a young soldier of the Korean People's Army. Dean's generals pips and his boots can today be found in the Fatherland Liberation War Museum of the DPRK which is situated by the Potong river in Pyongyang.
The Taejon Liberation battle bore witness to the Juche-based tactics and revolutionary art of command of the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG as well the heroism and fighting
efficiency of the Korean People's Army .
Dr Dermot Hudson.
President Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK
Chairman British Solidarity for Peace and Reunification