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[FICTION VS. HISTORY] Admiral Yi Sun-shin's action-packed life needs some dramatization in new film – The Korea JoongAng Daily

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January 20, 2020

Gangnam-gu, South Korea
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Actor Park Hae-il plays Korea’s much celebrated historical figure Yi Sun-shin (1545-1598) during the naval battle of Hansan Island in 1592. [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]
The design of the turtle ship's dragon head is correctly depicted in the film. [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]
This design of the turtle ship, with the dragon head from its neck protruding from the very top of the bow, was the turtle ship of the Jeolla Province. This recreation of geobukseon, or turtle ship, is from Yeosu, South Jeolla. [YONHAP]
An illustration of what panokseon, which was Korea’s primary battleship of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), looked like. [JOONGANG PHOTO]
Real gun barrels that are presumed to have been used during the Imjin War By Yi's naval forces were discovered in 2012. [YONHAP]
Yi's fleet forms the famous hakikjin strategy during the Battle of Hansan Island in the film. [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]
Tongyeong City in South Gyeongsang has revived the hakikjin strategy used during the Battle of Hansan Island to commemorate the great battle in 2007. The event has now become an annual festival. [YONHAP]
A diagram of what hakikjin looked like. This document is a part of Jeonjindocheop, a picture collection illustrating the naval forces' battle formations of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). This document was created 150 years after the Imjin War (1592-98). [JOONGANG PHOTO]
Japanese general Wakisaka Yasuharu, played by Byun Yo-han, in the film [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]
A portrait of Japanese general Wakisaka Yasuharu [JOONGANG ILBO]
Portrait of Yi Sun-shin [JOONGANG PHOTO]
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