Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 2 Recap
At the end of August 1945, the Kuomintang re-published the anti-communist “Manuscript of Suppressing Bandits” secretly. The Kuomintang’s Yan Xishan branch attacked the Changzhi area controlled by the Shanxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan Liberated Area in an attempt to seize southeast Shanxi. On September 10, the Jin-Hebei-Lu-Yu Military Region under the leadership of Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping, in accordance with the instructions of the Party Central Committee, gathered three main columns and local forces to launch the Shangdang campaign, and spent a month to annihilate the invading enemy and turn the main force thereafter. It created conditions for Pinghan Road and blocking the Kuomintang army from going north. In the autumn of 1945, Hebei, Lin Biao led his army to the east of Hebei. The correspondent brought an emergency call from the central government, and the Party Central Committee asked Lin Biao to diverge to the northeast.
On September 14th and 19th, 1945, Liu Shaoqi convened two meetings of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee. After obtaining the consent of Mao Zedong in Chongqing, he finally formed the important decision of “developing north and defending south”. At the same time, he decided to allocate four points. One or more members of the Central Committee and alternate members of the Central Committee led 20,000 cadres and more than 110,000 troops to the Northeast. The Northeast Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was established to be responsible for all the party’s work in the Northeast. At Luanjiakou in the cave Penglai, the soldier Wuxiongguan left by boat according to the order of his superiors. Wang Cuiyun looked at the distant ship on the cliff by the sea and couldn’t help crying. Originally, Wuxiongguan wanted to stay with him.
Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Meiling read the Communist Party’s newspaper “Xinhua Daily”. He learned that the Communist Party now has 1.3 million troops and wanted to kill Mao Zedong. After all, Mao Zedong is now in Chongqing. But Soong Meiling reminded him that once he did this, it would set off stormy waves, and the whole party would not be wiped out by one person. Under the constraints of various factors, Chiang Kai-shek’s conspiracy was ultimately not able to be implemented. As soon as the Communist Party and the Kuomintang signed the “Double Ten Agreement”, Chiang Kai-shek mobilized an army of one million and began to seize the major cities in the Northeast. After returning from Chongqing, Mao Zedong’s health was not very good, but the health doctor Alof did not know the cause of his illness.
Mao Zedong and Liu Shaoqi continued to hold meetings to analyze the current situation. Ye Zilong came in and reported that the commander-in-chief of Jiang Jun transferred to the northeast was Du Yuming. At this time, Du Yuming was heading to Wujiaba Airport by car. There were many planes flying in the sky. Du Yuming pointedly said that winter was coming. Beginning on October 25, 1945, the Kuomintang advance troops that landed from Qinhuangdao launched an offensive against Shanhaiguan. On November 5, the Kuomintang and the U.S. forces jointly attacked Shanhaiguan. The CCP army voluntarily withdrew from Shanhaiguan after holding on for 21 days, which slowed the pace of the Kuomintang army to a certain extent.
When the team arrived in the northeast, some people said that the Eighth Route Army was a beggar, which made Wuxiongguan very dissatisfied. Later, Wang Jifang reminded him that Shandong has no base and no mass foundation, so it is useless to tell the people that enlightenment is useless. Wang Cuifang brought many women to apply, and they also wanted to join the battle in the Northeast. After the superiors agreed, the group of heroines boarded the ship heading to the northeast. The sailing boat escaped the wind and waves, but did not escape the bombing and massacre by the Kuomintang. After a while, the sailboat was blown up and everyone fell into the sea. The Kuomintang army fired again with machine guns. Numerous bodies floated in the sea. In the end, only Wang Cuiyun and another woman survived.
The voice of Chongqing people against the civil war is getting louder and louder, and Chiang Kai-shek and his party are completely inaudible. After Marshall took office, Mao Zedong believed that the Kuomintang would increase its troops aggressively. In early February 1946, the Northeast Kuomintang Army concentrated four art equipment divisions along the Beining Railway Goubang to Xinmin section and launched an offensive on both sides in an attempt to expel the Northeast Democratic Allied Forces. Lin Biao, Peng Zhen and others decided Concentrated forces to find an opportunity to annihilate part of the Kuomintang Army on the North Road. Lin Biao ordered that the Xiushuihezi battle should end within 4 hours, and the total attack time was advanced to 22:00 tonight.
The battalion’s charge horn sounded, and the soldiers rushed forward bravely, causing numerous casualties, but the results were impressive. Wuxiongguan touched the front and saw a dry Xiaohegou. He took his comrades from Ba Lian and risked their lives to sneak into Xiaohegou, but there were enemies there and many comrades were killed and injured. Fortunately, he finally won Xiushuihe. The victory of the son. When Chiang Kai-shek learned of the battle in Xiushui Hezi, he didn’t take it seriously. He thought it was nothing more than Communist propaganda. When Liu Shaoqi everyone talked about this battle, Xiushui Hezi was the first regiment that they destroyed in the Northeast. It was a clean annihilation battle, which was of great significance.
Zhou Enlai wanted to meet Chiang Kai-shek, but Chiang Kai-shek always shied away from it for various reasons. Mao Zedong understood that the first battle in Xiushuihezi in the northeast would attract even more frenzied counterattacks by the Kuomintang, and the weakness in the military campaign could be compensated by the game of the political front. In Chongqing, Zhou Enlai gave Zhang Zhizhong the materials and evidence about corruption of officials from all over the Kuomintang. Zhang Zhizhong then reported the matter to Chiang Kai-shek, but Chiang Kai-shek did not care, and instead asked Chen Xun’en to produce the so-called evidence from the Kuomintang.