Big waves wash the sand 大浪淘沙 Episode 29 Recap
The Central Red Army fought bloody all the way and ushered in the battle of the Xiangjiang River, which was the most painful battle of the Red Army. Li Da was angry with the Japanese army because of Chiang Kai-shek’s retreat. He was not willing to drink medicine because of his poor health. He was anxious about the news of the battle of the Xiangjiang River, worried about whether Mao Zedong and He Shuheng would be safe. Although the principles are different, they are all compatriots. The determination of one-tenth of the Soviet area will not be the situation it is today.
Li Xintian ran back with the newspaper. She knew that Li Da was missing the news of the war, so she bought a newspaper during the break and sent it back. Li Da saw that the Red Army had finally passed the Xiangjiang River in the newspaper, and was finally relieved. In any case, he passed another level. The situation in the Soviet area is not good. Almost all counties are occupied by the enemy, and the enemy may attack at any time. Chen Yi and He Shuheng distributed food to everyone, and each of them received very little rice.
The Red Army has suffered heavy casualties after a bitter battle, and its future is worrying. Li De decided to go to Xiangxi to break through Suining’s front line. Zhou Enlai said that this would pay a heavy price, but Li De said that he could not change his order because of fear of sacrifice. Zhou Enlai was emotional, and the Red Army suffered a miserable sacrifice. Bogu was also shocked when he heard the detailed figures. Now there are only more than 30,000 people left in the Central Red Army.
Bogu refused to face it. Zhou Enlai asked him to calm down. The most important thing now was what to do next. Every order they gave was related to the survival of the Red Army. Zhou Enlai asked for a meeting, and Mao Zedong would also invite him. Li De obviously disagreed, but Bogu agreed in a panic.
Wang Jiaxiang was seriously injured. Mao Zedong came to visit and proposed to go to Guizhou to go to places where the enemy’s strength was weak. At this time, news came that Bogu asked them to have a meeting. The three hurried away and Wang Jiaxiang was carried over. Mao Zedong knew that Zhou Enlai suggested that he should come to the meeting. At the meeting Li De still insisted on his views. Faced with Mao Zedong’s idea of going to Guizhou, Li De even thought he had no right to speak. Zhu De and others were unfair to him and asked him to continue speaking. Mao Zedong hasn’t made any remarks on military issues for a long time, but he must say today.
Zhou Enlai, Zhu De and others agreed to go to Guizhou, and Bogu finally agreed, but he believed that the goal of going north to Xiangxi could not be changed. Mao Zedong’s correct views were recognized, and the Red Army entered Zunyi, creating good conditions for the holding of the Politburo meeting. After entering Zunyi, the Red Army was gradually rested and reorganized, but it was inevitable that everyone was a little sad thinking of the comrades who had sacrificed along the way. When the soldiers talked about what they would do after the victory of the revolution, they were full of longing for the future.
Bogu reflected on the enlarged meeting of the Politburo, but attributed the reason to the enemy’s too strong. Zhou Enlai believed that the main reason for the failure of this anti-encirclement and suppression campaign was the mistakes of the military leadership. If Mao Zedong had not proposed to transfer troops, the 30,000 Red Army would have been destroyed. Bogu refused to agree. Someone spoke out the facts. Mao Zedong believed that Bogu and Li De had no clear understanding of the enemy’s strength and summarized the reasons for the failure.
Everyone agreed that Wang Jiaxiang mentioned the harsh leadership styles of Li De and Bo Gu, and suggested that the three groups should be reorganized to cancel the command of Li De and Bo Gu, and Mao Zedong would participate in the command. Zhu De agreed that if the Red Army follows Li De’s leadership again, they I can’t go any further. Everyone agreed with Wang Jiaxiang’s opinion, and the Zunyi Conference confirmed Mao Zedong’s leadership in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the Red Army.
In the Sichuan-Shanxi base area, Zhang Guotao decided to implement the central decision. The battle of Tucheng turned into a tug-of-war due to the error of intelligence. Li De accused Mao Zedong in turn, and Mao Zedong said that he could not shirk the blame.