Kim Jong-il: One for the Books
In 1992, Kim Jong-il’s voice was broadcast within North Korea for the first time during a military parade for the KPA‘s 60th year anniversary in Pyongyang‘s Kim Il-sung Square, in which Kim Il-sung attended with Kim Jong-il by his side.
After Kim Il-sung’s speech, and the parade inspection his son approached the microphone at the grandstand in response to the report of the parade inspector and simply said: “Glory to the heroic soldiers of the Korean People’s Army!”
Everyone in the audience applauded and the parade participants at the square grounds (which included veteran soldiers and officers of the KPA) shouted “ten thousand years” three times after that.
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