Friday, August 13, 2004

The "Olympics" no one remembers

The POW athletes pass in review, to the strains of "Friendship March"

In the midst of the Korean War, the North Koreans...

"... continually attempted to portray the "People's Republic" as a paradise. Among the lesser known communist propaganda efforts was an attempt to use the POWs in an "Olympics" (November 15-27, 1952) to pretend that these pathetic, vulnerable, defenseless human beings were actually well treated, living and enjoying healthy activities in a communist wonderland." -- UN POW "Olympics" website

Booklet cover drawing by Ronald A. Cocks, American POW.

View the entire POW Inter-Camp "Olympics" booklet here.

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