calendar>>July 31. 2012 Juch 101
Miracles Wrought by DPRK People in Korean War
Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- The army and people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea wrought a miracle of history by winning in the Korean War (June 1950-July 1953).

The Korean War was launched by the U.S. imperialists' surprise invasion of the two-year-old DPRK. But the DPRK rapidly went over to counterattack to liberate Seoul, the enemy's stronghold, three days after the outbreak of the war and more than 90 percent of the whole areas of south Korea in a matter of one month.

With only four torpedo boats seamen of the Korean People's Army sank the U.S. heavy cruiser Baltimore and a light cruiser in the sea off Jumunjin in early July Juche 39 (1950).

From September 13 to 15 in 1950 a KPA coastal artillery company on Wolmi Island heroically fought with only four guns against the 50 000-strong U.S. forces aboard several hundred warships, supported by more than 1 000 planes, thus delaying their landing on Inchon for three days.

The KPA soldiers defended the Height 1211 to the last in face of the enemy's "wave attacks" supported by 30 000 to 40 000 bombs and shells a day. They also seized in 15 minutes the Height 351, which was allegedly turned into a strong fortress for two odd years.

After all, the U.S. suffered a bitter defeat in the Korean War, the first ever in its several hundred-year-long history of wars.

Under the guidance of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung, an ever-victorious and iron-willed commander, the Korean people overpowered the U.S. imperialists' numerical and technical superiority with their ideological and tactical might to win a great victory in the war, known to be a miracle in the 20th century.

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