Photographs from July-August 1953 from a Chinese newspaper at the time.
Today is the Victory Day (7.27) holiday in North Korea, the holiday marking the signing of the armistice agreement ending the Korean War in 1953. Today marks the 65th year of the end of the armistice and there is talk that this year or next may see the formal end of the war in a peace treaty.
Today we bring you some photos from the days and weeks immediately following 27 July 2018 from a Chinese newspaper at the time. We only have these scraps saved from the original paper, so we don’t know which one!
The captions below each photo were originally written in traditional Chinese characters.
'Turn Back the Clock Thursday' brings you 'then and now' views of Korea from more than two decades of Koryo Tours trips to the DPRK and images in the public domain. Today Thursday comes on Friday.