Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pochonbo Battle Auguring Rebirth of Korean Nation-KCNA

Pochonbo Battle Auguring Rebirth of Korean Nation

Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- Seventy-three years has elapsed since a battle was fought in Pochonbo, auguring the rebirth of the Korean nation.

The battle in Pochonbo of Pochon Subcounty, Hyesan County, South Hamgyong Province (then), on June 4, Juche 26 (1937) taught the truth that one should fight with arms against the armed aggressors and if so, one is sure to triumph.

At that time, the Japanese imperialists, who occupied Korea, were intensifying their colonial rule over it to wind up preparations for invading mainland China. They were also trying hard to prohibit the use of Korean language, alleging that "Japan and Korea are one community" and "Japan and Korea are of the same ancestry".

With the Korean people suffering misfortune and pains under the Japanese colonial rule, President Kim Il Sung made up his mind to organize a battle in the homeland to inspire them with hope for the liberation of the country.

He led the main unit of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) to the northern border area of the country after crossing the River Amnok.

With his gun report as a signal at 10 p.m, the police substation, subcounty administration office, post office, forest conservation office, fire station and other agencies of the Japanese imperialists were attacked by the KPRA unit at the same time to be enveloped in flames.

After the battle, the President delivered a speech before the cheering crowd. He said the flames showed that the Korean people were not dead but alive and that if they fought against the Japanese imperialists, they would surely win.

In the wake of the battle he guided the unit to win again in Kouyushui and Jiansanfeng battles to demonstrate the invincible might of the KPRA and give the Korean people confidence in victory.

Indeed, the Pochonbo Battle was a momentous event that manifested the justness of the anti-Japanese armed struggle for regaining the dignity and sovereignty of the nation.