Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 21 Recap
Du Yuming received an urgent call from Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Kai-shek asked him to put down all work in Xuzhou and go to Shenyang. Du Yuming reported to Chiang Kai-shek that he said that Chief Xuzhou Suppression was ready. He issued a detailed combat plan. The name of the battle was the Battle of Xu Bang. Specifically, it was to concentrate the superior forces on the battlefield in East China to find the main force of the Communist army and seize the opportunity.
Take advantage of the flexibility and speed of the mechanical force to outflank. Chiang Kai-shek approved his battle plan, but he asked Liu Zhi to be the commander-in-chief and planned to send Du Yuming to the northeast. Du Yuming was shocked when he heard this. Liu Zhi’s ability was not enough, and he had withdrawn and kept conservative over the years, and he was really unable to take on this important task.
Liu Yalou told Lin Biao about Du Yuming’s transfer back to Shenyang, and also stated Chiang Kai-shek’s purpose. Chiang Kai-shek sent Du Yuming to the northeast because he actually wanted to use Du Yuming to fly Wei Lihuang in Shenyang.
Liu Zhi was extremely happy with Du Yuming’s transfer. He believed that the Kuomintang could not beat the Communist Party and what it had to do at the moment was to stick to everything. When Du Yuming learned that Liu Zhi had left his plan aside, he never thought about implementing this strategic plan. He knew that Liu Zhi was retreating and conservative, but he didn’t expect that he would dare to defy Chiang Kai-shek’s order and stick to the side and be his head-shrinking turtle.
When Du Yuming arrived in Shenyang, Wei Lihuang claimed to be busy with official duties, and had no time to pick him up. Du Yuming asked him why he didn’t urge Liao Yaoxiang to take Jinzhou. Wei Lihuang bluntly said that he just wanted Liao Yaoxiang to return to Shenyang with his deployment. Wei Lihuang believed that the reason for the failure of the Jin-Shen Battle was man-made disaster. Du Yuming added that Wei Lihuang was the source of man-made disaster. Because of his passive inactivity, Fan Hanjie was isolated and helpless and Jinzhou fell. After some conversation, Du Yuming knew that he was different from him, so he stopped wasting his tongue and talked with him, put on his hat and left.
The Soviet Union Alof gave Mao Zedong a pair of Soviet leather shoes, all designed according to the size of Mao Zedong’s feet, but Mao Zedong was uncomfortable how to wear them. Liao Yaoxiang received two telegrams, one from Wei Lihuang and the other from Du Yuming. The commands of the two of them were completely different, which made Liao Yaoxiang dilemma, so he could only stand still. Mao Zedong worried that Wei Lihuang would retreat by sea in Yingkou and reinforce to Central China, so he must completely annihilate Wei Lihuang’s troops in the northeast. Lin Biao had a new idea, first hit Changchun, and then annihilated Jinshen’s enemies.
Now, Luo Ronghuan said that Changchun’s problem is now resolved. The Communist Party used the radio to persuade the Kuomintang army in Changchun to abandon the dark and cast light. Zheng Dongguo, who was in Changchun, received the letter from Chiang Kai-shek and tore it to pieces after reading it. The plane sent army food to Changchun. The hungry people grabbed the food and were beaten by the Kuomintang army. Lin Ruizhang prevented them from beating the people. But shortly afterwards, a group of unarmed Changchun people rushed up again to grab food. Lin Ruizhang stopped to no avail. Many people were killed. Lin Ruizhang was accidentally injured because of the stop. He fell to the ground and bleeds and finally lost his life.
Zeng Zesheng was persuaded by his subordinates, he went to Zheng Dongguo and asked the question again, what are they still insisting on. Zheng Dongguo showed to Zeng Zesheng the letter Guo Rugui sent to him. He said that what they insisted on in Changchun was only the face of Chiang Kai-shek. Zeng Zesheng turned the corner to persuade Zheng Dongguo to surrender. Zheng Dongguo already knew that their 60th army was under the control of the Communist Party. The road to surrender was inevitable. He didn’t want to stop, and could not stop it any more.
Zeng Zesheng got up, and Zheng Dongguo told him to do it himself.