Frontline Holiday Camps for Soldiers in Wartime

It was one May day in Juche 40 (1951) when the Fatherland Liberation War was at its height. While hearing about the living conditions of the soldiers of the frontline units from the chief of the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung learned that there was an outbreak of night blindness among the soldiers. Lost in deep thought for a while, he went on to say: The commanding officers should not just think about the battles but take good care of the soldiers; it would be good to set up holiday camps for the KPA soldiers as the war was becoming protracted. 

The chief of the General Staff was surprised to hear what he had to say as he had never heard of such frontline holiday camps for the soldiers in wartime. A frontline holiday camp was built in every army corps.