I became Stalin chapter 180
Despite the strong winds blowing, the tankers shed tears of joy.
The river flowing in front of them was flowing endlessly from sea to sea, just like when they left. A huge river, the Amnok River, originating from Baekdu, the sacred mountain of the nation, and flowing into the Yellow Sea.
“Alu River! I’m back! We are here!”
The independent Joseon Panzer Corps raced through the Manchurian plains and reached the Yalu River.
The soldiers who left their hometown in tears when they were young smiled bitterly as they recalled their faint childhood. Those who joined the independence army and enlisted across the Yalu River to liberate their homeland burst into laughter.
The Kwantung Army they encountered was only a weakness, as if their reputation as the strongest of the Japanese Empire was false. The Joseon corps, which had reached this point by trampling on the Japanese imperial army with the tip of the front line’s spear, and breaking through the front, was now ready to rush home.
“The 2nd Brigade is going to Hamheung over there?”
“That’s right! We plan to move to Yeongdong after securing Hamheung and Wonsan.”
The lieutenant general nodded. Heungnam, the largest industrial city on the Korean Peninsula, was located next to Hamheung. Except for those located on the Japanese mainland, the largest heavy and chemical industrial complex in East Asia had to be taken over without loss.
“Hey, Soviet comrades really… Thank you so much. I don’t know what the plot is.”
In fact, it was all thanks to the Soviet Union that they were able to come this far. They came here on tanks and planes made in the Soviet Union, burning oil supplied by the Soviet Union, and shooting weapons supplied by the Soviet Union at the Japanese.
Now, when it comes to entering the Korean Peninsula, they even entrusted their troops to the Koreans.
The overwhelming firepower of the Chosun Corps might be sufficient to deal with the 17th Army of Japan stationed on the Korean Peninsula, but two additional mechanized corps of the Soviet Army were attached under Commander Kim Won-bong for fear that damage would be large.
“Ha ha ha ha ha! Commander, don’t say that. It seems like yesterday that I thought that I could gain the independence of my country by selling my soul to the devil… .”
“okay! You’re right. character! Looks like the preparations for Doha are now complete. Go!”
Rumbling, the tanks started one by one and started advancing. The soldiers who finally set foot on the long-lost homeland again burst into cheers. Now, there was only one slogan of the Joseon corps.
“Long live Korean independence!!!”
* * *
The main force of the Joseon Panzer Corps crossed the Yalu River and set foot on the Korean Peninsula. The 2nd Brigade, who had already crossed the Tuman River the day before, occupied Chongjin and headed south along the east coast to Hamheung.
And the main force was the first to advance toward Pyongyang.
“Shit! The invincible Kwantung Army has already fallen!”
Yoshio Kozuki, commander of the 17th Army stationed in Joseon, panicked and yelled at his subordinates, but he could not change the reality.
“Yeah, yes. According to the radio from the Kwantung Army Headquarters, Harbin had already been captured, and Changchun was under siege and fighting is ongoing… .”
“Shim, how is Shenyang!”
“It is said that Soviet troops rushed to Shenyang as well! The military that can support this is the mainland… .”
There was no way I could run straight from the mainland. Still, the mainland was in a state of panic because the American fleet was not sure when it would attack, so if they took out the colonial garrison, they took it, and there was no way to reinforce it.
The original mission of the 17th Army was to provide a reserve force by waiting in the rear when the Kwantung Army launched an offensive. However, the main units of the Kwantung Army were shattered in an instant, and now the situation came where the 17th Army, the second-class reserve unit, had to deal with that Soviet army.
“If the main force was pushed out like that, how can we stop it with only our unit?”
The field army lacked manpower, and there was even less manpower left for the rear units, so the 17th Army consisted of only 4 divisions.
Even so, they were stationed in major cities in the south, not where the Soviets would attack directly. The situation was questionable, and the Japanese Government-General of Korea wanted the only “army” to be used to quell the riot, and the army from the front left empty the north, which it believed would be safe.
“The 120th Division is located in Gyeongseong, the 150th Division is located in Gunsan, the 160th Division is located in Gwangju, and the 320th Division is located in Busan. Additionally, since the 127th Mixed Brigade is stationed in Busan, a total of 4 divisions can be mobilized if left behind… .”
“Before that, the Soviets will attack first! how… What does this mean?”
The commander slammed the table with a bang. The staff, who reported the status of the unit, looked at the commander with an expression of what to do to him, and then gently lowered his eyes.
It would take at least a week to bring in the troops stationed in the rear and form a defensive line. Carrying out that many manpower was a problem. But, if they were there, would they be able to stop the Soviet army?
Of course not.
“The military force is not even the level of the reserve force, and the weapons to be heard are old-fashioned scrap metal… How can we stop the Soviet army with these interest!”
‘If you’re going to ask us that, why did you take command?’
Several of the staff looked at the commander with such pity, but they knew that there was no sharp answer no matter who was there.
“Operation Staff! How long will it take for the Soviet troops to reach Gyeongseong?”
“If you think about the speed at which they ran through Manchuria so far… It is estimated that it will take as little as three days.”
Heh, three days. Everyone sighed. The Japanese army did not have time to prepare because it neutralized the fortress area on the eastern border at an alarming rate.
Few people had predicted that the Soviet Union would open war so quickly in the first place. All I could say was that it was really punctuated by a loophole.
“Gyeongseong… Can you fortify Gyeongseong?”
“It would be possible, but… .”
This time, the staff blurted out. Fortification is possible, but it may not be able to stop the Soviets.
Haha, the Daeheung-Anryeong Mountains, which were thought to be natural barriers, also quickly crossed over and captured Changchun, the heart of Manchuria. Compared to the natural barriers on the Korean peninsula, they were like streams on a low hill.
No. In defeating the mighty German army, the Soviet army was already strong enough. It was difficult for the Korean protesters or the Japanese military to quarrel with other soldiers like the Chinese army dare to challenge it.
I wanted to ask what kind of idiot made the plan like that, but it seemed like the Soviets had already attacked him and dragged him to Siberia.
“bargaining… Can’t we negotiate?”
You’ve been wanting to ask the staff why you’re so rude, but the commander coughed uncomfortablely, knowing that it would only damage his dignity.
“Why… Soviet Army… Those Koreans over there?”
“You mean the National Preparatory Committee? Of Mr. Yeo Woon-hyung?”
“okay! Those friends.”
The people looked at the commander with no fuss. Even if there were real negotiations, would it be the job of the Japanese government-general or the government, or the military?
The military’s job is to fight, but at the sight of his cowardly evading fight and seeking negotiations first, those who look like soldiers kicked their tongues inside.
Of course, there weren’t many such people, so in an instant the cowards began to agree with the commander’s suggestion to negotiate.
“What a great idea! In the original military… .”
“That’s a wise word!”
Also, in some times the bright ones thought so.
Deutsche’s model marshal took time while desperately resisting the Soviet army, but the war against toxins ended in a Soviet victory.
It also met the disastrous end of the capital being destroyed by a single bomb. In fact, they wanted to demand that their home country also stop fighting and negotiate with the US and the Soviet Union.
However, the anti-propaganda groups in their home country insisted on continuing the battle, shouting 100 million prison sentences without any consideration.
“Yes, yes. That… But with whom should I negotiate?”
“Sir, Commander-in-Chief! It’s urgent!”
“what! What’s going on!”
As the cowards were just about to find something to discuss surrender, a herald rushed through the door.
He was gasping for breath, and when the commander opened his ax’s eyes and stared at him, he spoke hurriedly.
“Look out, look out! outside… .”
“Out? out there… Whoops!”
A large crowd had gathered outside. Thousands and tens of thousands of people with black hair and white clothes.
They were quiet. To the extent that the personnel of the 17th Division Command, who were having a meeting inside, did not notice. They didn’t shout slogans, raise flags, or put up placards.
But no one knew why they were there or what they were trying to do there.
* * *
The news that the ‘independence army’ made up of Koreans had entered Joseon land spread quickly.
The North Korean Communist Party’s underground news agency advertised that the powerful Panzer Army had defeated the Japanese imperialists and defeated the Kwantung Army, which was said to be invincible two days ago, and achieved great results.
The news of victory spread from mouth to mouth through the divination organizations.
“Come, they come!”
“Ha ha ha ha ha! The day will come when the damn bastards will drive them out!”
The date was one day before the Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday of the Joseon Dynasty. Although the Japanese imperialists strictly compelled them to celebrate the New Year according to the solar calendar, the Koreans still used to decline the Lunar New Year.
Even when people were bustling, the Japanese used to think so, and when several or dozens of people started to come out on the streets, the police could no longer handle it.
“Go in! Come in!”
“Beep, beep! Disband! Disband illegal gatherings!”
The police blew their whistle and swung their batons, but the people continued to pour out in silence.
At the head of the line stood young men with red bands on their forearms or on their heads one by one. Silenced terribly, yet glaring at the Japanese police. Even if they were struck with clubs and bullets, they did not scream and walked forward.
“water… Get away!”
People followed them in silence. No weapons or aid were needed to frighten the Japanese colonialists.
Cowards, cowardly bastards who thought they could rule forever, leaning on the paper tiger of imperialism.
In Gyeongseong as well as major cities, such demonstrations erupted simultaneously.
People wore white clothes and quietly rushed out into the streets. They rushed forward and marched forward in front of the Japanese colonial authorities, the provincial government offices, military bases, or various facilities.
‘They don’t dare use guns.’
No one dares to command fire in this situation. Those who know that the war is waning, who will have to withdraw from this land tomorrow, dare?
The protesters, therefore, chose to remain silent. turn it off on your own Don’t pollute this land any more and go away.
“The years of humiliation we lived in silence can no longer be forced on us. Long live Joseon independence!!!”
I became Stalin chapter 180