June 20, 2021

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The day South Korea faced the merciless reality of extinction

This Day in the History of the DPRK: June 25, JUCHE 38 (1950)

Deafening artillery and mortar fire soared across the 38th parallel before dawn on Sunday, June 25. In the early morning light, 135,000 soldiers from the Korean People’s Army (KPA) flooded into South Korea. Heavy Russian-made tanks crushed stupefied defenders. Marauding fighter planes hummed overhead, strafing at will.

The Republic of Korea faced the merciless reality of extinction.