Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 6 Recap
Du Yuming told Chen Cheng that the Communist Party was carrying out land reforms to harvest people’s hearts, but the Kuomintang was fighting back. If this happens, the consequences will be disastrous in the long run. Having said that, Chen Cheng believes that the first task is to concentrate forces to eliminate the Communist Party. At this time, Du Yuming had already seen that the Kuomintang was utterly lousy and that corruption and corruption were everywhere. It seems that the little song that Changsheng just sang was not unreasonable.
At this time in Yan’an, Mao Zedong and others were analyzing the situation. They agreed that the Communist Party carried out land reform throughout the country, which completely touched Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Kai-shek had begun to strengthen military operations in various places.
Zhangjiakou is the last big city of the Communist Party in North China, and Chiang Kai-shek seems to be determined to win this. Sun Lianzhong on the east line is pressing forward step by step, and Fu Zuoyi on the west line is also ready to move, but Fu Zuoyi has not responded to Chiang Kai-shek’s actions for a long time. According to the Nie Rongzhen report, the contradiction between Chiang Kai-shek and Fu Zuoyi is deepening. Mao Zedong asked for a call to the Nanjing CCP delegation and the CCP’s military deployment department in Peiping. Please submit to the Kuomintang and the U.S. immediately. If the other party attacks Zhangjiakou, it means a final break, and the other party is responsible for all the consequences. A memorandum was announced. The call was made in September 1946. 29th.
At Meilu in October 1946, Marshall hoped that Chiang Kai-shek would give up attacking Zhangjiakou and save him face. After all, he has not withdrawn from the peace talks group. Chiang Kai-shek said that he would give him an answer later. Marshall turned to the Kuomintang’s upcoming convention. He asked Chiang Kai-shek to prepare fewer seats for the Communist Party. As for Zhangjiakou, Marshall suddenly changed his statement and asked them to take Zhangjiakou as soon as possible. His remarks made Chiang Kai-shek very uncomfortable and left the meeting directly. Gu Zhutong and Guo Rugui walked in and told Chiang Kai-shek that Fu Zuoyi had finally mobilized troops. Upon hearing this, Chiang Kai-shek was a little surprised.
In October 1946, Chiang Kai-shek sent troops to attack Zhangjiakou, the capital of the Jinchaji liberated area. Outside Zhang Beicheng, the Communist Party and the Kuomintang team fought against each other. Nie Rongzhen immediately gave feedback to his superiors after receiving the information. Fu Zuoyi fought back and forth. Nie Rongzhen asked his superiors whether to give up Zhangjiakou. Here, Li Zongren wondered why Fu Zuoyi suddenly agreed to cooperate with Sun Lianzhong to besiege Zhangjiakou. Fu Zuoyi did not say clearly, but implicitly stated that he wanted to take advantage of Zhang Heng’s battle to turn passiveness into initiative. Chiang Kai-shek also knew that Fu Zuoyi was ready to grab merit. He asked Guo Rugui’s opinion, and his answer surprised everyone.
Guo Rugui advocated assigning Zhangjiakou to Fu Zuoyi. This can give the Americans an explanation and can also use this opportunity to reduce the Communist Party’s seats in Congress. What he said made sense, and both Chiang Kai-shek and Gu Zhutong agreed to let Fu Zuoyi take Zhangjiakou. After discussion, Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi and others agreed to let Nie Rongzhen take the initiative to withdraw from Zhangjiakou. On the 12th, Fu Zuoyi led the army to fully occupy Zhangjiakou. Zhou Enlai was interviewed by friends from reporters, accusing the Nationalist Government of being indifferent to the Kuomintang’s compulsory occupation of Zhangjiakou. At the same time, he emphasized that even so, the Communist Party will never change its original beliefs.
Zhou Enlai called Mao Zedong to report on the Congress. The Communist Party only had five places to participate. Mao Zedong sternly stated that they would not participate in this conference. Their conversation had been bugged a long time ago, but the subordinates reported that there was no accurate information, which made Chiang Kai-shek very angry. U.S. Ambassador Stuart Raiden reminded Chiang Kai-shek to maintain peace, but Chiang Kai-shek did not adopt it.
After that, he forced the convening of the National Congress. Zhou Enlai held a press conference to express his disapproval of the divided National Congress, and then left Nanjing and returned to Yan’an. Soon after, Marshall also returned to the United States, ending his year-long mediation work in China.
The artillery commander of the Northeast Democratic Alliance Army, Zhu Rui, was touching cannons and guns in the river. He was arrested by Han Xianchu’s people as bandits. They tied Zhu Rui and others together. As soon as Han Xianchu found out that he was Zhu Rui, he hurriedly let him untie him. At first, Zhu Rui asked Han Xianchu to pay him for two cannons, but then took a step back and asked Han Xianchu to bring some people to help him fish out the cannons from the river.