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Monument to the Great Victory in Pukgwan

Monument to the Great Victory in Pukgwan

The Monument to the Great Victory in Pukgwan has been built up commemorating the victory of Jong Mun Bu volunteer army that annihilated the Japanese aggressors in the areas of Hamgyong Province of Korea during the Imjin Patriotic War (1592-1598) in 1708.
It is 187 centimeters high, 66 centimeters wide and 13 centimeters thick. Inscribed in it are more than 1 400 letters.
Japanese imperialists, in a bid to conceal the truth behind their brigandish aggression and disgraceful defeat during their occupation of Korea (1905-1945) and trample down and stamp out the historic relics of the Korean people, stole and left it alone at the corner of the “Yasukuni Shrine,” a symbol of Japanese militarism.
The Korean people staged a strong struggle to retake the valuable historic relics and restored it to the original state.
It is a clear evidence and pride of the Korean nation showing the history of their struggle who courageously fought against the Japanese aggressors.