Watch: Expert debunks North Korea’s military show of force

North Korea has attracted attention after releasing bizarre footage of a military show of force in which troops are subjected to gruelling tests of strength and pain.

But, according to Michael J Fitch, a professional magician, there may be more than meets the eye.

"It is impressive when you watch the video, but if the UK Government wanted to produce this sort of video all they’ve got to do is literally go to a circus or a karate school and we could show even greater strength with children doing the same thing", the member of The Inner Magic Circle said.

In a video interview for The Telegraph, Mr Fitch weighs in on each of the stunts performed by the North Korean troops, and what sort of skills are truly needed to do them. 

Watch the full analysis in the video above.  

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