Decisive Victory 大决战 Episode 32 Recap
In order to save the soldiers, Lu Rui, the battalion commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 16th Regiment, was wounded in the chest, bleeding too much and sacrificed. Su Yu wiped his body clean and took the soldiers to salute the remains of the martyrs. Mao Zedong had been waiting for telegrams in the War Department, and he didn’t sleep anymore, he wanted to wait until dawn. The Kuomintang army, which assisted Qiu Qingquan in large quantities, was sent to the battlefield, and Su Yu was now attacked on three sides.
Seeing that there were more and more enemy troops in Pantang Town, Su Yu carefully analyzed the war situation. In order to preserve the vitality, he took the initiative to withdraw from the Pantang position. The central government also agreed to Su Yu’s proposal. Qiu Qingquan was immediately very happy to see that the Communist army was withdrawing in an orderly manner.
Qiu Qingquan took the opportunity to report to the above, exaggerating and exaggerating the victory. Chiang Kai-shek saw the good news from Gu Zhutong and was very happy. He said he wanted to reward the troops and Liu Zhi and others, and held a celebration party for them. In order to win Chiang Kai-shek’s favor, Qiu Qingquan asked Jiang’s soldiers to pretend to be the captives of the Communist Army. Du Yuming believed that such false propaganda and exaggeration were completely useless.
But Liu Zhi and Qiu Qingquan didn’t think there was anything wrong with this approach. Chinese and foreign reporters took photos of the Communist prisoners. Liu Zhi and the others also took photos with the Communist prisoners. This article was quickly published in the newspaper.
The Kuomintang publicized vigorously in an attempt to regain the attention of the United States. Alof was puzzled about this and wondered if what the Kuomintang wrote was true. Zhou Enlai pointed out where the photos in the newspaper showed off, and Alof believed that Chiang Kai-shek was lying in the newspaper. Chiang Kai-shek struck up a conversation with General Ba Dawei at the celebration party, and wanted to pass him Xu Dong’s victory back to President Truman. Ba Dawei changed the subject, deliberately not mentioning work. The plane airdropped a pile of newspapers to the besieged Huang Baitao troops, which made the soldiers dissatisfied. They felt that the good news in the newspapers was useless, and it was better to drop some supplies by air.
With so much hype in the newspaper, Huang Baitao couldn’t withdraw it even if he wanted to. Chiang Kai-shek ordered the 12th Corps led by Huang Wei to quickly advance to Fuyang, Mengcheng and Suxian, strengthen the Jinpu Xubeng section, and relieve Xuzhou’s predicament. Gu Zhutong told Chiang Kai-shek that Hu Lian might be more suitable to command the 12th Corps than Huang Wei, who was a literati. However, Chiang Kai-shek believes that a change of command is a tactical taboo, and Huang Wei is currently doing quite well. In order to prevent the Huangwei Corps, a fully mechanized elite corps, from going northward to rescue, the central government decided to let Liu Bocheng lead his army to launch a storm in Su County. At present, Su County is weak and it is a good opportunity for them to do it.
When Ba Dawei met with Chiang Kai-shek, he pointed out that Xu Dong’s victory was a fake. The American eyeliner in China said that the communist army was voluntarily withdrawing, and it was not defeated at all. When Chiang Kai-shek saw those photos, he didn’t say anything. The evidence is as strong as a mountain. What else can he quibble about? The Yellow Beach position is critical, but Chiang Kai-shek told Badawi that the Yellow Beach position is not obstructed and the siege of Huang Baitao will be lifted soon. Badawei sighed, once the lie started, it needed a lot of lies to perfect. Chiang Kai-shek finally couldn’t help telling the truth. Ba Dawei admired his frankness and decided to go back and mention it with the Congress and President Truman.
Tie Dan and others were undercover in the 12th Corps. They decided to make a big move. After all, the thieves were captured first. Liu Bocheng proposed a method of attacking Su County. He told Deng Xiaoping and Chen Yi his plan. They believed that Dasu County would definitely succeed. In the early morning of November 16, 1948, the Central Plains Field Army 3, after 10 hours of bloody battle, quickly broke through the inexhaustible Suzhou County of the Kuomintang, cutting off the only rear supply line and land retreat of the Kuomintang Army Xuzhou Group, in order to ensure that the Chinese Field Army annihilated Huang Baitao. The corps and the next two major field armies concentrated their forces to annihilate the enemy, creating a favorable situation.