Heroic officers of the army, the navy, the air force
and the strategic rocket unit of our country,
and officers of Internal Security Forces;
members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards;
working people of the entire country and citizens;
the people in the South and overseas compatriots;
Yesterday, December 7th, 1941
—a date which will live in infamy—
the United States of America was suddenly,
and deliberately, attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and,
at the solicitation of Japan,
was still in conversation with its government
and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons
had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu,
the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague
delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message.
Humanity is now standing at a crossroad,
He must now decide which path we want to take
How do we want the future living conditions,
for all species, to be like.
We have gathered here today,
and in many other places around London,
and across the world too,
because we have chosen which path we want to take,
and we are waiting for the others to follow our example.
today we are standing at the watershed of history,
when a new chuch’e century begins.
More than any other time, this is precisely a responsible
and important period when we who have learned the revolution.[…]
To safeguard the dignity and sovereignty of our Republic
like an iron wall and defend true peace and the country’s security,
all the officers and men of the people’s army
must firmly guarantee with the gun barrel,
our party’s cause of building a powerful state
at a full combat mobilization posture
without losing their revolutionary true character any time.[…]
For the complete destruction of the German invaders!
Death to the invaders!
Long live our glorious Motherland, her liberty and her independence!
Under the banner of Lenin, forward to victory!