The Long March (1934-1935)

The Long March (张征)is a march  of over 6000 miles by the Red Army in 1934-1935. It was a retreat from the onslaught and encirclement by the Guomintang led army of Chiang Kai-shek. It traversed through some of the most difficult terains and conditions that can be found. From the over 80,000 that started out, only 6000 survived. The resiliance against adversities, dedications, heroism, military strategies and leadership of the marchers   deserves to be recorded in the annals of human history. In a way, the Long March determines the fate of modern China, by giving  Mao Zedong and the survivors the mandate of heaven to rule over China.

Following is an interesting documentary produced from a joint US-Chinese production team that provides reasonably balance account of this epic struggle.

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About kchew

an occasional culturalist
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