Friday, March 21, 2008

Puppet theater of war

A wrenching story by Choe Sang-Hun in the Int'l Herald-Tribune about a grave for North Korean South Korea. Grist for a great novel, I think.

It has some lighter moments:

Still, in recent years, as a thaw has set in between North and South, the dead here have received better treatment. South Korean soldiers greet new arrivals with a modest ceremony and keep the weeds trimmed back. The name has been changed from Cemetery for North Korean Puppet and Chinese Communist Soldiers to the more neutral Cemetery for North Korean and Chinese Soldiers, though many still refer to it as the "enemy cemetery."



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