February 4, 1968
Lt. Col. J. Załuska, 'Record: Information received from Military Attaché Col. Goch (CSSR)'
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Ipn bu 2602/7974
IPN BU 648/26
Att. To N. 034/2/2168
[stamp] February 20, 1968
Information received from military attaché Col. Goch (CSSR)
1) In the DPRK 17 factories work only for the military, while [another] 18 factories can be switched to military production at any time. Most of the 17 factories are located underground and in the mountains.
In the DPRK, the fact that factories are located underground is well known. Several arms factories were visited by the Hungarians. I am expecting more detailed information.
2) The DPRK has plenty of machinery purchased for foreign currency. Such transaction are made via the Korean Trade Mission in France, where it also owns a bank account. Some machines do not work yet, because there are no trained operators.
He received this information from his traders and specialists, who as they were purchasing various machinery visited many factories and saw such machines there. He finds it hard to determine the location of the factories because the specialists mentioned above are brought in by car. Their inability to speak the language makes it impossible to identify the destination.
Military attaché of the
Embassy of the
Lt. Col. J. Załuska
Printed: 3 copies
Copy 1 and 2 – addressee
Copy 3 – for the files
Number in typescript ledger: 16, 4 Feb.1968
North Korean factories can be switched to military production at any time. Most of the factories were located underground.
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