[NORTH KOREAN ARMY] Koreiskaya Narodnaya armiya [i.e. Korean People’s Army]
Pyongyang: Izd-vo literatury na inostr. yaz. 1968. Item #529
 pp.: ill. 29x21,5 cm. In original cardboards with photomontage dust wrappers. Dust wrappers with restoration of tears, otherwise very good.
A very rare propaganda album in Russian about North Korean People’s Army published for the 20th anniversary of its creation, a major celebrated event.
The album includes a few paintings and agit-posters, numerous black and white and colour photographs of Kim Il-sung, military trainings, day-to-day life of soldiers, demonstrations, military equipment, cadets, pilots and tankmen, military schools; national sports and dances, football players, industry sites and workers. There are also a couple of photomontages, including dust wrappers.
As the slogan on title page goes ‘’Let’s destroy American imperial aggressors - archenemies of Korean people!’’ and the whole album is dedicated to showing the powers and growth of the army there are photographs of American military forces, their destroyed tanks and captives.
Such albums were published in Pyongyang in different languages for propaganda in other socialist countries - a tactic initially started by the USSR.
The North Korean Army in today’s form was founded in 1948 and today with more than 5 million paramilitary personnel it’s is the largest paramilitary organization on Earth.
Not found in WorldCat.