National Geographic : 2003 Jul
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback DMZ Changing Sides Korea wasn't yet split in two when its former minister of war, Yun Ung-ryeol, center, was photographed with his family around 1910-the same year Japan began its 35-year occupation of the country. But political upheaval still divided the nation, and would soon tear the Yun family apart. Ung-ryeol's son Yun Chi-ho, standing, became an advocate of Korean sovereignty. After being arrested by the Japanese on false charges in 1911 and serving four hard years in prison, he chose to remain silent on the subject of foreign rule. Then in the late 1930s Yun Chi-ho was persuaded-some say coerced-to make speeches praising Tokyo's leadership, even as its grip tightened on Korea before World War II. Now many remember the once fer vent nationalist as a collaborator. You can send this month's Flashback as an electronic greeting card and access the Flashback photo archives at nationalgeographic.com/ ngm/flashback/0307. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. 114517THSTNW,WASHINGTON, DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEARFORU.SDELIVERY. $6.00PERSINGLE COPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILNGOFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL336633002.