calendar>>April 13. 2011 Juch 100
Kim Il Sung Honored with Generalissimo Title
Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung was awarded the title of the DPRK generalissimo this day 19 years ago.

The title reflects the Korean people's heartfelt gratitude for his distinguished services to defending the country and people.

In his lifetime he always paid primary attention to military affairs.

Deeply aware that the sovereignty and dignity of the nation could be safeguarded only by dint of arms, he founded a guerilla army to launch a war against the Japanese imperialist aggressors and finally accomplished the historical cause of national liberation.

After the victory in the anti-Japanese war, he developed the Korean People's Revolutionary Army into regular armed forces and defeated the U.S. imperialists in the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953).

His brilliant commanding art and unique tactics were fully demonstrated in the war.

After the ceasefire he successfully frustrated all the aggressive moves of the enemies, creditably defending the sovereignty of the country and strengthening the armed forces.

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