Price: 55.00 euro
Book about the history and life of Kim Il Sung, the founder and leader of North Korea.
Kim was the son of parents who fled to Manchuria during his childhood to escape the Japanese rule of Korea. He attended elementary school in Manchuria and, while still a student, joined a communist youth organization. He was arrested and jailed for his activities with the group in 1929–30. After Kim’s release from prison, he joined the Korean guerrilla resistance against the Japanese occupation sometime during the 1930s and adopted the name of an earlier legendary Korean guerrilla fighter against the Japanese. Kim was noticed by the Soviet military authorities, who sent him to the Soviet Union for military and political training. There he joined the local Communist Party.
During World War II, Kim led a Korean contingent as a major in the Soviet army. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, Korea was effectively divided between a Soviet-occupied northern half and a U.S.-supported southern half. At this time Kim returned with other Soviet-trained Koreans to establish a communist provisional government under Soviet auspices in what would become North Korea. He became the first premier of the newly formed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948, and in 1949 he became chairman of the Korean Workers’ (communist) Party.
Hoping to reunify Korea by force, Kim launched an invasion of South Korea in 1950, thereby igniting the Korean War. His attempt to extend his rule there was repelled by U.S. troops and other UN forces, however, and it was only through massive Chinese support that he was able to repel a subsequent invasion of North Korea by UN forces. The Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953.
Kim Il Sung was leader of North Korea from 1948 until 1994 when he died. He outlived Stalin by 4 decades, Mao Zedong with 2, and stayed in power long enough to outrun 6 South Korean presidents, 9 USA presidents and 21 Japanese prime ministers. After his death his son Kim Jong Il became the leader of North Korea.
The North Korean goverment to this day refers Kim Il Sung as the Supreme Leader and the Eternal President.
Kim Il Sung With Che Guevara.
Kim Il Sung with Ho Chi Minh.
Price: 75.00 euro
Another incredible North Korea book find. Propaganda book about the sacred Mount Paektu. Filled with many photos. Made in 1982. Cover is not perfect and has some damages.
The mountain plays an important mythological and cultural role in both Korean states. For instance, it is mentioned in both of their national anthems and is depicted on the National Emblem of North Korea.
Both Koreans assign a mythical quality to the volcano and its caldera lake, considering it to be their country’s spiritual home. With 2744m./9003ft. it is the highest mountain in North Korea, the Korean Peninsula and Northeast China. The mountain’s caldera was created in 946 by the colossal Tianchi eruption, one of the most violent eruptions in the last 5,000 years.
The founder of the first Korean Empire, King Tangun, was born on this mountain 3000 years ago. According to legend his father, Godly King Hwanung, was decended on this mountain, married a bear wich was turned into a woman and out of that Tangun was born.
Tangun is not the first leader to be born on Mt. Paektu. None other than Kim Jong Il (father of the current leader Kim Jong Un) was born in a cabin on Mt. Paektu. This would have happened during the Korean War.
In the Korean war, Kim Il Sung (Kim Jong Il’s father and founder of the North Korean state) was forced to withdraw his troops to the far north of the country under pressure from the Americans during the Korean war. He took refuge in Mt. Paektu. He found an ally in the Chinese and managed to fight his way back until the current status quo was reached. The story that Kim Jong Il was born on Mt. Paektu, was very important to give him a bit of “divine” power.
Famous image of Kim Il Sung and hi son Kim Jong Il on Mount Paektu.
Current leader Kim Jong Un on his visit on Mount Paektu
Kim Jong Il with his parants and the cabin he was born.
Price: 12.50 euro
Book from Cuba, 1985. It contains a speech given by Fidel Castro on the meeting on the status of Latin American and Caribbean Women.
The info in the book says:”Speech given by commander in chief Fidel Castro at the closing session of the meeting on the status of Latin-American and Caribbean women, 1985 Havana”.
Fidel Castro speeching
Price: 12.50 euro
Cuban book about militairy Operation Carlota in Angola. The text on the cover says:”The carlota operation has concluded victory of Cuban internationalism”.
In November 1975 Cuba launched a large -scale military intervention in support of the leftist People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) against United States-backed interventions by South Africa and Zaire in support of two right-wing independence movements competing for power in the country, the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). By the end of 1975, the Cuban military in Angola numbered more than 25,000 troops. Following the withdrawal of Zaire and South Africa, Cuban forces remained in Angola to support the MPLA government against UNITA in the continuing Angolan Civil War. Cuban military engagement in Angola ended in 1991, while the Angolan civil war continued until 2002.
Carlota was a woman slave rebel leader in Cuba in 1843.
Angola soldier with Castro poster
Cuban soldiers in Angola
Massive rally with enormous pictures of Castro and Angola leader.
Price: 15.00 euro
North Korean book from 2016. Information on 100 topics concerning the North Korean military (including The Korean People’s Army) and defence-related issues in North Korea.
Soldiers in parade with red flags and portrait of Kim Jong Il
Soldiers in parade.
Price: 17.50 euro
North Korean book with a series of interviews and talks with Kim Il Sung and different organizations about the USA stretching from 1956-1994. From Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyong Yang.
Anti US propaganda poster
Anti US rally in Pyong Yang
Anti US propaganda poster.
Price: 17.50 euro
Propagandabook from North Korea filled with anacdotes about Kim Jong Un’s life. From 2017. The current leader of North Korea.
Kim Jong Un was born on 8 January 1983 or 1984 and is a North Korean politician who has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea since 2012. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011), who was North Korea’s second leader from 1994 to 2011. He is the grandson of Kim Il-sung, who was the founder and led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.
Kim Jong Un