At the 38th Line in Kaesong, a faint glimpse of a South Korean communications signal greeted the truce and the signing of the agreement, the air was stenched with gunpowder.
The Panmunjom, which is located in the central west of the Korean Peninsula and 5 kilometers south of the 38° line, was previously a little unknown place. The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed here on July 27, 1953.
Regarding the peace talks seventy years ago, what I said before seemed too heavy. Tell me a little anecdote. At that time, we negotiated with General Li Kenong, the general of our intelligence system. Once, due to some circumstances, President Peng's signature was required. However, there was no way for time. General Li picked up the document and directly imitated the signature of Mr. Peng's notes. The handwriting is exactly the same, it is estimated that the work of imitating the notes was not less than that of General Li on the front line of intelligence.
Just near the front of Panmunjom, such a story happened. Zhang Weiliang, a second-level hero of the Volunteer Army. A native of Jiading, an ordinary soldier of the fifth company of the 559th regiment of the 187th division of the 63rd Army, on the evening of April 30, 52 When returning to the team after completing the surprise attack, he and another soldier accidentally towered a mine to rescue the wounded. Exploded section of left leg femur. He was injured in six places, but even then he asked his comrades to take the wounded away first, and crawled behind. Only left a grenade, rest during the day and climb at night! In order to climb the creek for one day, he spent one night, ten days and nine nights, several times in a coma, and went through the minefield wire fence to clean up purulent wounds and maggots. Finally in the morning of the tenth day, I saw my position! Later was written by Ba Jin as a strong fighter
I remember that the first negotiation between the two parties should be at Kaichenglai Fengzhuang, May 31, 1951. On Long Island, New York, US State Department adviser George Kellan was entrusted by Secretary of State Acheson to visit the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations to express that the United States is willing to negotiate and extend the 38th parallel to the truce. Stalin responded to Chairman Mao’s opinion and the Soviet Union came forward. On June 23, Ambassador Malik delivered a speech, the first step in the truce, the two sides withdrew from the 38th parallel ceasefire. On June 25, the People’s Daily editorial agreed with Malik’s peace proposal, and Truman agreed. But his attitude was that the negotiations did not mean a truce, and he also signaled Li Qiwei to carry out various offensives to support the negotiations. So launch the summer offensive on August 18!