Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 11 Recap
Su Yu believed that the enemy’s main force should be wiped out in the Central Plains before crossing the Yangtze River. Both Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping agreed with Su Yu’s opinion. However, this was obviously completely contrary to the central plan’s initial plan. For a while, they didn’t know which one to choose. Kind of programs.
Qiao Sanben returned home as a deserter, but only saw the bodies of his relatives who committed suicide by hanging themselves. Grief and painful Qiao Sanben kidnapped the landlord Master Wang and his wife, and stabbed Master Wang to death with a stab of hatred. Since the implementation of the general war, people from all over the country complained, and Chiang Kai-shek scolded them for what they deserved after seeing the news.
Chiang Ching-kuo made suggestions to Chiang Kai-shek. One is to reform the currency system, and the other is to fight corruption. If Chiang Kai-shek can authorize him to do it, Chiang Ching-kuo is confident to do it well. Mao Zedong and the others went to the land in Nanpingzhuang. Su Yu rushed to explain to Mao Zedong why he did not recommend crossing the river now.
He said that he would not cross the river for the time being because he wanted to keep the enemy in the north of the river and wipe them out. Chen Yi also believed that crossing the river was not in a hurry. Zhu De believes that Su Yu’s boldness comes from an objective analysis of the war situation, also from his combat experience and summary, and even more from his loyalty to the party. This boldness is very good.
In the autumn of 1948, in order to develop the national situation and win a complete victory in the War of Liberation, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held a Politburo meeting to comprehensively inspect the war-centered work in the first two years, and determined the strategic tasks and policies for the third year of the War of Liberation. Various tasks centered on war are deployed in the coming period.
The spirit of the Politburo meeting and various resolutions of the CPC Central Committee were quickly communicated and implemented in the liberated areas and the People’s Liberation Army, further stimulating the revolutionary enthusiasm and fighting spirit of the broad masses of soldiers and civilians, and strengthened the determination and confidence in thoroughly defeating Chiang Kai-shek and liberating the whole of China.
The September meeting has just ended, and the Jinan campaign, which has been prepared for two months, has kicked off. After listening to the report by Ye Zilong, the Northeast Field Army’s plan to attack Jinan, Mao Zedong said that while destroying the enemy’s vital forces, it will capture the core town. It is certainly not easy to attack Jinan, but the war situation is moving in the direction of favoring the Communist Party, so they will surely win the final victory.
The Kuomintang side, Du Yuming agreed with General Ba Dawei’s opinion and moved the active force out of Jinan and transferred to Xuzhou, but Liu Zhi believed that Jinan could not be given up. He said two reasons, and Chiang Kai-shek also agreed with his views.
At the headquarters of the 2nd Appeasement Zone of the Kuomintang Army, Wang Yaowu believed that Xu Shiyou of the Communist Party would never put all his troops into the siege. At this moment, they got information that the main attack direction of the Communist army was in the southwest, and Wang Yaowu made arrangements. As a result, that night, the main direction of the Communist army’s attack was east, and Wang Yaowu was caught off guard.
The room leaked in the evening rain, and Wu Huawen led his army of more than 20,000 men to switch their guns, change the red flag, and revolt on the western front battlefield in Jinan. At this point in the war, Wang Yaowu must be unable to escape with his wings. Outside the city of Jinan, the People’s Liberation Army dumped a batch, rushed to the previous batch, and finally captured the gate of Jinan.
Wang Yaowu is isolated and helpless, and defeat is set. When Chiang Kai-shek received the telegram, he suddenly stood up from his seat in shock. From the 16th to the present, in just 8 days, the Jinan defenders were all annihilated at 21 o’clock on September 24, and Jinan was declared liberated. In this war, the People’s Liberation Army wiped out more than 100,000 Kuomintang troops at the cost of 26,000 casualties and 23 senior generals including the commander Wang Yaowu.
The Battle of Jinan was the first classic battle of the People’s Liberation Army in the War of Liberation to conquer a large city defended by 100,000 troops. It set a precedent for a fortified battle in a large city and fundamentally shook the Kuomintang army’s confidence in defending a large city.
Chiang Kai-shek flew idling over Jinan and returned to Nanjing angrily. Chen Cheng reminded that if Jinan is lost, the future war situation in North and East China will be very unfavorable. Xuzhou is Chiang Kai-shek’s largest military base in Jiangbei, and the scale of the fight will not be small. Zhu De does not recommend attacking Xuzhou at this time.
Dongye is now the only military group in the country that has advantages in terms of strength, equipment, and logistics. Mao Zedong said that the People’s Liberation Army and the Kuomintang reactionary army will start a decisive battle in the true sense. This is a crucial moment for the victory of China’s new democratic revolution.