Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 25 Recap
Xibaipo has very few remaining troops, and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is now facing a dangerous situation where the enemy is too few and the soldiers are approaching. Zhou Enlai and Zhu De both agreed to transfer, but Mao Zedong proposed a plan for nothing. The Communist Army soon announced on the radio that it had learned of Jiang Feijun and Fu Zuoyi’s plans, and indicated that they had made sufficient preparations, and waited for Zheng Tingfeng to cast himself into the net. When Du Yuming learned of this, he felt that Fu Zuoyi, a famous general, had fallen to this point, and he was not afraid of embarrassment. Chiang Kai-shek guessed whether it was Zheng Tingfeng’s leaked news. Fu Zuoyi didn’t think so, because Zheng Tingfeng’s actions had been carried out in a concealed manner.
Since the sneak attack failed, Chiang Kai-shek ordered Zheng Tingfeng to change from a sneak attack to a forceful attack. Fu Zuoyi gave orders to Zheng Tingfeng. Zheng Tingfeng repeatedly emphasized that continuing to act was tantamount to suicide, but the decision of Fu Zuoyi and Chiang Kai-shek could not be changed. Zheng Tingfeng had no choice but to advance at all costs. They encountered a militiaman on the road. This group of militiamen had already prepared for an ambush, and Zheng Tingfeng’s team was caught off guard. They thought this was the main force of the Communist army, and quickly retreated and fled. As soon as they withdrew, they retreated 30 miles away, and only now began to gather the team. Mao Zedong, Zhu De, and Zhou Enlai were very happy about the escape of Zheng Tingfeng’s troops.
When Chiang Kai-shek heard of this, he was very angry and scolded Zheng Tingfeng’s troops for being crippled up and down. Chiang Kai-shek asked Fu Zuoyi to tell Zheng Tingfeng that it was not the main force of the Communist army in Pingshan County, and he wanted him to rush over. Fu Zuoyi hesitated for a while and said that perhaps it is not the main force of the Communist army, but the main force of the Communist army will soon come back. In order to smash Fu Zuoyi’s conspiracy to attack Shijiazhuang, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China ordered the 2nd Corps of the North China Military Region to the north of Pingsui Road to move south quickly. East, threatening Peking.
In Laiyuan, Hebei, Zheng Weishan, commander of the 3rd column of the 2nd Corps of the North China Military Region, led his troops across the river back to Pingshan County to defend the center. Zheng Tingfeng’s army was chased and intercepted. He hoarsely told Fu Zuoyi on the phone that this was the main force of the Communist army. If he didn’t order to retreat, everything would be finished. Fu Zuoyi had to let them retreat. Du Yuming and Wei Lihuang called. He said that if the generals in Northeast and North China can serve the country more and protect themselves less, then the situation in the Northeast will not be the same. Wei Lihuang didn’t judge the matter, but rather curiously said that he really admired Du Yuming.
Now that only Shenyang and Huludao remain in the northeast, Wei Lihuang decided to stick to Shenyang and wait for the situation to change. But Du Yuming believed that he had better withdraw the main force from Shenyang as soon as possible before the communist army formed an encirclement. Wei Lihuang told him that the Northeast was not in command at all. Du Yuming knew what he meant and could only say that he would try his best to cooperate with Shenyang’s persistence. At the time of the military defeat, Song Meiling told Chiang Kai-shek that now they are facing internal and external troubles. Dewey still requires them to provide financial support. If they fail to do so, they will lose the support of the United States, and Chiang Kai-shek’s presidential position may not be guaranteed.
At dawn on October 28, the siege and annihilation of Western Liaoning ended successfully, and the Eastern Army completely wiped out the Liao Yaoxiang regiment, and Liao Yaoxiang himself was arrested. The Siege of West Liaoning was a decisive battle in the Battle of Liaoshen, which was of decisive significance for the complete annihilation of the Kuomintang army in the Northeast and the liberation of the entire Northeast. Han Xianchu made a liberation gate and let the captured Kuomintang troops pass through this gate and become liberation fighters. Jiehe Gate is different from Naihe Bridge. The former is born to death, while Naihe Bridge is from life to death. Gu Zhutong suggested that Shenyang’s defenders should be withdrawn as soon as possible, but Chiang Kai-shek resolutely opposed it and ordered Wei Lihuang to defend Shenyang himself.
Tang Enbo reported to Chiang Kai-shek that Su Yu’s troops were uneasy, and he suspected that they wanted to start a bigger battle again. Chiang Kai-shek didn’t care, he thought it was just a small-scale riot. All eyes are now focused on Shenyang. At this time, Wei Lihuang burned some documents and prepared to flee. Army Commander Zhou Fucheng thought that his men could hold on for a month. Wei Lihuang played haha, he said that Shenyang would definitely be able to hold on.