Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 10 Recap
Northern Shaanxi, Shenquan Fort, Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong let Zilong publish the “Chinese People’s Liberation Army Declaration” to the whole country, so that every Chinese can hear this declaration. In one sentence, it is to defeat Chiang Kai-shek and liberate the whole of China. .
On January 1, 1948, Chen Cheng, director of the Northeast Convoy, published the “New Year’s Day Report to the Northeast Army and Civilians” in Shenyang, announcing that the critical period had passed and the combat readiness had been completed. However, the actual situation is that the Northeast Kuomintang Army is struggling to cope with the strong winter of the Northeast People’s Liberation Army offensive. The Kuomintang army is still deceiving itself and others, but the fact is that the railway was bombed and they are now short of supplies.
Chen Cheng originally wanted to reorganize the army in the Northeast, but he didn’t expect to offend many people, so Zhou Enlai thought it was unlikely that Chen Cheng would stay in the Northeast. He just didn’t know who Jiang Jieshi would send to the Northeast. Mao Zedong agreed to let Su Yu take three columns across the river, penetrate into the enemy’s hinterland and establish a base area.
On January 22, 1948, Su Yu reported his strategic vision and corresponding recommendations to the Central Military Commission, together with Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping, that is, “zi raise electricity.” Su Yu believes that with the growth and decline of the enemy’s strength and the changes in strategy and tactics, the People’s Liberation Army will fight a larger-scale annihilation war north of the Yangtze River, which is more conducive to speeding up the victory process.
Su Yu suggested that on the battlefield of the Central Plains, the tactics of collecting and distributing suddenly should be adopted, and the troops should be concentrated to fight big battles. Chen Yi came to discuss with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai and agreed with the central strategic decision. Chiang Kai-shek asked Wei Lihuang to return to Nanjing, and Zhang Qun and Gu Zhu were both lobbyists and convinced Wei Lihuang to go to the northeast.
Gu Zhutong temporarily said that he was going to pick up a phone call, but he was actually going to meet Chen Cheng. Chen Cheng came back this time to take care of some things and meet Gu Zhutong at the same time. Chiang Kai-shek once said that if Wei Lihuang was unwilling to go to the northeast, then Chen Cheng would not be able to leave the northeast, so Chen Cheng asked Gu Zhutong to persuade Wei Lihuang to agree to go to the northeast.
Wei Lihuang believed that Chiang Kai-shek reused his cronies to protect his own direct line of officers and soldiers, and allowed Chen Cheng to slander Chen Mingren, a famous general, as a corrupt person, and then he was dismissed from his post. Wei Lihuang was very chilled, and so were many soldiers. He knew that he was going to the Northeast to be a ghost for Chen Cheng. Zhang Qun sighed, what else can they do? They really couldn’t do anything.
Soon, on January 17, 1948, Wei Lihuang was formally appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Northeast “Suppression” of the Kuomintang Army. Chiang Kai-shek had read the overall war plan and gave no comments. He only asked Bai Chongxi whether he had shown it to the Americans, and they had just read it.
Later, Chiang Kai-shek and Chen Cheng talked about the overall war plan. He thought why this article was written by Bai Chongxi. Chen Cheng also felt puzzled. How could Bai Chongxi, a minister of national defense, write a policy document on military and political system reform? Is it to accumulate politics for Li Zongren capital. Song Meiling added that Li Zongren and the Americans were secretly engaged in a horse-swap plan with the Americans.
Chiang Kai-shek did not want to stop it, and only said that it was their business to say that it is their own business. Mao Zedong believed that the land reform implemented by the Kuomintang was actually controlled by the landlords. Such a policy of relying on the landlords to overthrow the landlord class could not make a name for itself.
Fu Zuoyi and Du Yuming both learned of this overall war, and agreed that they had only learned the methods, not the spirit of the Communist Party. Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and others analyzed the situation, and he believed that he must take risks to attack Jinzhou. Jiang Jieshi didn’t expect Mao Zedong to fight Jinzhou, so he reinforced Fan Hanjie with two armies. Soldier Qiao Sanben deliberately angered the chief and was locked up again.
Under his pleading, Lao Liu and Lao Li who were staring at him opened one eye and let Qiao Sanben escape. Lin Biao sent a telegram to the central government. Not only did he not recommend attacking Jinzhou, but he also wanted Jinchaji troops to support him in attacking Changchun. Subsequently, the three major headquarters sent telegrams, all of which believed that the attack on Changchun was the most appropriate.