Mt Sahyang Tells

Date: 13/08/2019 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source

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The DPRK has many revolutionary battle sites associated with the activities of President Kim Il Sung who organized and led to victory the final campaign for Korea’s liberation on August 15 1945 by dint of his gifted military wisdom and outstanding art of command.

With the day of their doom approaching in June Juche 34 (1945), when the Japanese imperialists were making last-ditch attempts in Rason, the northern tip of Korea, by relying on their “impregnable defence line” as they clamoured for the “theory on the defence of Korea”, Kim Il Sung came to Mt Sahyang at the risk of his life and oversaw the operations plan of the Rajin people’s armed corps for liberating Rajin.

At that time he was accompanied by the small unit members under the direct control of the Headquarters.

He met the chief of the armed corps and leader of the party organization on the highest peak of Mt Sahyang which is called thus as it is inhabited by a large number of musk deer. He spoke highly of their achievements, before climbing down to a secret liaison office along the sharp cliff path. There he convened a historic meeting for Rajin liberation operation of the people’s armed corps in the days of final battle.

The meeting was attended by small unit members, leader of the party organization in the Rajin area, chief of the people’s armed corps and other commanding officers. At the meeting Kim Il Sung gave final touch to the operations plan on the basis of detailed survey of the deployment of Japanese troops and the geographical features of the Rajin port.

Recollecting that time, an anti-Japanese war veteran who had attended the meeting said: The President stressed the need for the people’s armed corps to storm into the city before the advance of the units of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army both on the ground and from the sea in order to make an assault on the enemy’s such major objects as barracks, magazines and gendarmerie and police stations all at once and at a lightning speed. He said that the sudden attack on the enemy’s major targets in the city by the people’s armed corps which was more familiar with topographical conditions of the area than others when the enemies concentrate their efforts on defending the sea by taking up positions in the suburbs of the city would plunge the enemies into confusion and tight corner with their command system crippled at a moment.

Saying that the operation for liberating Rajin should be organized and conducted properly and that its successful implementation is of weighty importance in hastening the victory of the overall operations for national liberation, Kim Il Sung took practical measures to that end.

According to the operations plan clarified by him, underground revolutionary organizations including the Rajin people’s armed corps dealt a crushing blow to the enemies who were making desperate efforts, in all places of the city in close collaboration with the small units and political underground workers’ groups of the KPRA during the final offensive campaign and liberated Rajin before the Japanese imperialists sealed the surrender documents, thereby rendering active services to achieving a great victory in the sacred war for Korea’s liberation.

The historic relics showing Kim Il Sung’s immortal exploits of revolutionary activities are preserved in their original state in the Sahyangsan Revolutionary Battle Site.

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