Price: 15.00 euro
Book from North Korea, 1982. The book came out in the same year the Arch Of triumph was built in Pyon Yang.
The Arch of Triumph is an arch in Pyongyang. It was built to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. It is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world standing 60 m (197 ft) high and 50 m (164 ft) wide.
The monument was built to honour and glorify President Kim Il Sung’s role in the military resistance for Korean independence. Inaugurated on the occasion of his 70th birthday, each of its 25,500 blocks of white granite represents a day of his life up to that point. The structure is modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but is 10 metres (33 ft) taller. The arch is illuminated at night and has its own single cylinder diesel generator in case of main power failure.