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Great Feats Recorded in History of Fatherland Liberation War​


Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- Recorded in the history of the Fatherland Liberation War, in which the soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) displayed popular heroism, is the merit of the defenders of Wolmi Islet who made a significant contribution to the victory in the war by containing the attack by the enemy's large armed forces in three days.

Wolmi Islet with an area of 0.66 square kilometers is located in the West Sea of Korea.

This islet was guarded by one coast artillery company and one infantry company of the KPA in September Juche 39 (1950).

At that time, MacArthur, commander of the U.S. forces in the Far East, bragged that they would bring the Inchon landing operation to success without fail.

The U.S. imperialists mobilized 50 000 troops, hundreds of warships and at least 1 000 planes for the operation on Wolmi Islet. And they turned the islet into a sea of flames by indiscriminate bombing and navel gunfire.

However, the KPA coast artillerymen on the islet honorably discharged their combat duty by displaying unparalleled bravery without the slightest vacillation at the U.S. imperialists' large armed forces. They sank or destroyed 13 warships of the enemy, including three destroyers, only with four artillery pieces and delayed the enemy's landing for three days.

Feature film "Wolmi Islet" and opera "Eternal Victors" impressively show the heroic feats of the defenders of the islet who performed a miracle in the world history of wars.

The spirit of defending the country displayed by the brave KPA soldiers instills ardent patriotism into the Korean people and inspires them to perform heroic feats.



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