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The Historic 1986 TV Filmed Australian Expedition Where Foreigners Were First Allowed To Follow The Course Of “The Long March”! Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1986, 48 Minutes) #ChinaTheLongMarch #AustralianTV #LongMarch #ChineseCivilWar #MaoZedong #MaoTseTung #ZhouEnlai #ChouEnLai #RedFrontArmy #FirstRedFrontArmy #SovietRepublicOfChina #ChineseSovietRepublic #ChiangKaiShek #NationalRevolutionaryArmy #Kuomintang #KMT #ChineseNationalistParty #ChineseHistory #ModernChineseHistory #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
China was only just opening up to the west when this Sydney Australia TV crew were given access uprecedented to foreigners until that date to document, film and photograph the entire epic 8,000 mile length of the strategic retreat the Red Army under Mao Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai undertook from attacking Kuomintang Nationalist Army forces during 1934.
The Chinese Civil War: The Long March began October 15-16, 1934 as the Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek's National Revolutionary Army successfully encircles Ruijin. The Jiangxi-Fujian Soviet (commonly called the Jiangxi Soviet) was the largest component territory of the Chinese Soviet Republic, an unrecognized state established in November 1931 by Mao Zedong and Zhu De during the Chinese civil war. Geographically, the Jiangxi-Fujian Soviet occupied the mountainous parts of Jiangxi and Fujian provinces of China and was home to the town of Ruijin, the county seat and headquarters of the Chinese Soviet government. The Jiangxi-Fujian base area was defended ably by the First Red Front Army but in 1934 was finally overrun by the Kuomintang government's National Revolutionary Army led by Chiang Kai-shek in the Fifth of its Encirclement Campaigns. This last campaign in 1934-35 precipitated the most famous of the grand retreats known collectively as the Long March (October 1934: October 1935), which was a military retreat undertaken by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China, the forerunner of the People's Liberation Army, to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party) army. There was not one Long March, but a series of marches, as various Communist armies in the south escaped to the north and west. The best known is the march from Jiangxi province which began in October 1934. The First Front Army of the Chinese Soviet Republic, led by an inexperienced military commission, was on the brink of annihilation by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's troops in their stronghold in Jiangxi province. The Communists, under the eventual command of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, escaped in a circling retreat to the west and north, which reportedly traversed over 9,000 kilometers (5600 miles) over 370 days. The route passed through some of the most difficult terrain of western China by traveling west, then north, to Shaanxi. The Long March began Mao Zedong's ascent to power, whose leadership during the retreat gained him the support of the members of the party. The bitter struggles of the Long March, which was completed by only about one-tenth of the force that left Jiangxi, would come to represent a significant episode in the history of the Communist Party of China, and would seal the personal prestige of Mao Zedong and his supporters as the new leaders of the party in the following decades.