On Parade in
North Korea

A collection of videos showing Pyongyang parades in 1948, 1958, 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2018

Tomorrow, 09 September 2018, will mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK.Today we are posting a series of videos (all found on Youtube) of North Korean parades in 1948, 1958, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2018.

Below is Russian footage from one of the earliest, if not the earliest (fact checkers, any help?), Korean People's Army parade though the streets of Pyongyang. From the signs in the background, this parade appears to have taken place on the 3rd anniversary of the the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule on 15 August 1948.

And here a May Day parade in 1958, shot in colour film on Kim Il Sung Square by a foreign dignitary.

Skipping ahead twenty-years and 19 days, we have a visit from Romania's Nicolae Ceaușescu to Pyongyang.

Then a parade for the 40th anniversary of of the foundation of the DPRK on 09 September 1988.

Then National Day in 1998 for the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK.

And a decade later in 2008 for the 60th anniversary.

The parade for National Day 2018, which is the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the state, has been confirmed. As always, Koryo Tours has group tours in the country for the celebrations.

After tomorrow, there will no doubt be video of the 09 September parade online. In the mean time, you can view some video of a parade in February 2018.

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