October 02, 2022

How North and South Korean press covered the outbreak of the Korean War

Confident North, confused South Korean reporting lends to conclusions of war's instigator

Today is June 25, 2018, marking 68 years since the beginning of the Korean War.

To commemorate this – perhaps the most tragic event in Korean history – the following provides translations of the reports of the first day of war made by both North and South Korea immediately after the war started.