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Pochonbo Revolutionary Battle Site

Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) — An endless stream of people have been visiting Pochonbo revolutionary battle site in Ryanggang Province, the Democratic

People’s Republic of Korea, these days.
On June 4, Juche 26 (1937) President Kim Il Sung, the legendary hero of the anti-Japanese war, commanded an attack on Pochonbo.

The Pochonbo battle marked a decisive turning point in the liberation of the ruined Korea and dealt a telling blow at the Japanese Empire which boasted of being one of the five powers in the world.

There are in the battle site Kusi Barrage, Konjang Hill and the post where the President commanded the battle, and the police substation, subcounty office, fire hall and various other enemy’s administrative centers which were stormed by the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army. They have been preserved as they were.

The Kusi Barrage, 8 kilometers northwest of Pochonbo, is the place where the main unit of the KPRA crossed a raft bridge over the River Amnok.

Kongjang Hill is the place where the main unit led by the President bivouacked for a daytime to make the preparation for the battle on the way to Pochonbo. There Kim Il Sung issued detailed combat orders to the guerrillas and, after the battle, took a rest for a while and conducted political activities among people in the homeland.

A monument “May Konjang Hill shine for ever” was erected there on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the victory in the battle of Pochonbo.

There are in the command post the then poplar tree kept in a glass tube and the machine gun which was deployed by the side of the post to defend the headquarters.
Standing in front of the forest conservation office building is the zelkova with one side burned when the building was engulfed in flame during the battle.

In order to hand down the immortal exploits performed by Kim Il Sung, his statue was built on June 4, 1955 on the very place where he made a speech at that time.

There are in the battle site the Monument to Comrade Kim Il Sung’s Revolutionary Activities and Pochonbo Revolutionary Museum.

The Pochonbo Revolutionary Battle Site has served as a center for the education of the working people in the revolutionary traditions.

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