Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum
Yongung Street, Pyongyang, North Korea
Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum Pyongyang Reviews
Museum about the Korean War, North Korea style May 05, 2010
This museum is like the Korean Central History Museum a display of altered history, the view of history by the North Koreans.
We got a tour by a female junior corporal, with Ms. Han being the translator. The museum was a big building, and the rooms were filled with how the fight for indepence against the japanese invasion and the Korean War happened and ended.
Of course it was an one-sided story, as the various displays and paintings showed the victorious ways of the North Korean Army during both wars.
We went to a room to watch a diorama scene of a military convoy. Apparently, the US Army had destroyed a bridge and a North Korean supply convoy was unable to deliver supplies and troops to the front. But local villagers used their backs and arms to support the remains of the bridge, which allowed the convoy to pass overhead. Did it actually took place?
The show was nicely set up though, with a detailed diorama, bombastic music, battle noises, explosions and light effects. And the voice gave it that bit extra drama.
We were also taken into rooms where many weapons, military vehicles and tanks were on display, most of them belonging to US troops.
The museum was certainly worth a visit, only to see how North Korea views the war and how they inform the people of what happened.
As all the visits to the various sites were included in the tour, it was unknown to me about the costs. That's why I made them free.
(Note: pictures that show a * haven't been taken by me)
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