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July 09, 1950

HANDWRITTEN LETTER, KIM IL SUNG TO TERENTI SHTYKOV

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    Letter requesting 2000 units of barrage, 10 torpedo boats, and 3 torpedoes for the coastal defense of North Korea.
    "Handwritten Letter, Kim Il Sung to Terenti Shtykov," July 09, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CWIHP Archive. Translated by Angela Greenfield. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119392
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To Cde. T.F. Shtykov,

Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of the USSR to the DPRK

In order to defend Korean shoreline, the DPRK government is requesting that the Soviet Government ships to Korea [the following]:

1. OZM mines …… 2,000 units

2. Torpedo boats ……. 10 units

3. Torpedoes for the boats ……. 3 full ammunition loads

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the DPRK,

Kim Il Sung  [signature]

City of Pyongyang

09.07.1950

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