Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 26 Recap
Shenyang was besieged by the Eastern Army and fell into crisis. Wei Lihuang received a call from Chiang Kai-shek when he was about to escape by plane. Chiang Kai-shek also had eyeliner in Shenyang. He knew that Wei Lihuang was going to abandon the city and flee, so he called this call just to scold him. Some of the defenders in Shenyang City also ran away. Many elders and ladies were clamoring around the airport to leave. Wei Lihuang ignored them and left Shenyang by plane. Wei Youming and several student soldiers were in charge of the airport guard work, and finally ran out of the crowd. They all thought that the Northeast was about to change.
In Huludao, Liaoning, they received an order to destroy the Jinxi Power Plant. The workers of the power plant were ordered to evacuate the power plant within half an hour. This action caused public outrage. Du Yuming went and ordered them not to blow up the power plant, just destroy the military installations. The general immediately agreed, but just as Du Yuming got in the car and drove far away, they killed the unarmed Jinxi Power Plant workers, and Du Yuming was desperate. The national army was so desperate, how could they win the hearts of the people. Fang Tianjing led the soldiers into Shenyang and found Wei Youming shivering.
Fang Tianjing asked Wei Youming to put the gun next to him, and someone would come to receive him from behind. People’s Liberation Army soldiers broke into the headquarters and unexpectedly discovered that Zhou Fucheng and other officers had stayed behind, as well as some middle and lower-level officers. Zhou Fucheng kept saying that they were a fierce uprising, and everyone hit the door. They only said that they wanted to revolt, which is simply nonsense. However, some troops also argued over this. Whether to revolt or surrender is related to the future and destiny of these generals. But black is black, and white is white. They want to let those Kuomintang generals who are really adventurous and abandon the dark to see the sincerity of our party. .
Lin Biao agreed with Luo Ronghuan’s statement and made him responsible for clearing out those who fished in troubled waters. On November 2, 1948, Shenyang was completely liberated. The Battle of Liaoshen was the first strategic decisive battle between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party. The two sides invested a total of 1.6 million troops in a battle to determine the outcome of the war. It ended with the unprecedented victory of the People’s Liberation Army and the unprecedented defeat of the Kuomintang Army. The victory of the Liaoshen Campaign facilitated the smooth development of the entire strategic decisive battle. On the day of Shenyang’s liberation, Song Meiling made up for Chiang Kai-shek’s birthday, but Chiang Kai-shek shut herself in the room and felt depressed.
The Northeast is a foregone conclusion, and the next strategic deployment is to open the East China battlefield. At the military port of Huludao, Liaoning, Du Yuming evacuated the last group of KMT soldiers in Huludao. Back then, he fired the first shot of the civil war, and now he has sent away the last batch of Kuomintang soldiers in the northeast. It really has a beginning and an end, but this kind of beginning and end is very tragic. Gu Zhutong believes that the next step is the East China battlefield, and he suggested that the troops should be handed over to Bai Chongxi so that they can take control of Jiangbei. But the 800,000 troops on the East China battlefield was the last bloodline of the Kuomintang, and Chiang Kai-shek refused to hand it over to Bai Chongxi.
Afterwards, Chiang Kai-shek invited Bai Chongxi to dinner, frankly confessing that he wanted to reassure him, and then handed over 800,000 troops to him for command. Chiang Kai-shek can not interfere with his strategic deployment, but Bai Chongxi also needs to put aside his previous prejudices and do his best to fight the battle of Xu Bang. Bai Chongxi agreed, and Chiang Kai-shek announced his appointment on the same day. Bai Chongxi left and turned around to find Li Zongren. Li Zongren believed that Chiang Kai-shek did this to keep his presidential position. Now is the critical moment, Li Zongren reminded him to face it soberly. The next day, Bai Chongxi flew back, leaving only a letter to Chiang Kai-shek.
After reading the letter, Chiang Kai-shek bluntly said that he had no faith, and his commissions were drawn up, but Bai Chongxi did not expect to turn back. He paced anxiously and will soon learn about the election of the United States. If Dewey is elected, it will certainly benefit Chiang Kai-shek. But if the person behind Bai Chongxi is Li Zongren or Situ Leideng, he can’t help feeling very stressed. The result of the American election came out. This person surprised them very much. This person was not Situ, let alone Dewey, but Truman. Chiang Ching-kuo also learned through various channels that Truman was really re-elected.