Thematic Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the War of Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea｜The magic weapon of People’s War can never be lost
——Sidelights on the theme exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers’ mission to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea
■The People’s Liberation Army Daily reporter Wang Yu, special correspondent Zhao Wei
The dove of peace has been dimmed, and the four words”Long Live Peace” are still eye-catching-this is October 1953, the Chinese people A commemorative medal presented to the volunteers by the 3rd Mission to North Korea. This commemorative medal, which has been baptized by gunfire and smoke, is now quietly placed in the showcase of the Chinese People’s Revolutionary Military Museum.
For the sake of peace, 2.9 million volunteer soldiers crossed the Yalu River with grandeur and pride; for peace, 190,000 heroes and sons and daughters fought bloody battles and died in a foreign country. The reason why we were able to win this victory in the absence of the enemy’s materials and equipment was precisely because of the support of hundreds of millions of people behind the volunteers.
There is a set of figures on the exhibition board:”In June 1951, the General Assembly of Anti-U.S. Aid Korea called on the people of the whole country to carry out weapons donation activities… As of the end of May of the following year, a total of more than 5,565 billion yuan (old Currency), which is equivalent to 3710 airplanes, leaving more than 62.3 million yuan (old currency).”
An old bamboo tube is a witness to history. Old man Tan Chuyun, a handyman in Xiangtan County, Hunan Province, deposited the change earned from carrying water in a bamboo tube and donated all of it to the volunteers.
“At that time, I was poor and white.” At the exhibition site, an 80-year-old grandmother sighed,”But in order to defend our home and the country, we must also support it!”
In the showcase A pair of Ula shoes attracted the attention of many visitors. The shoes worn by the former model Tian Fushan in Heilongjiang Province on the battlefield to resist US aggression and aid Korea were very large. An old man explained to the visitor that this was because he had to put on grass on the sole pads and put on felt socks before putting them in.”The temperature in winter is minus thirty or forty degrees Celsius, and we rely on this to keep you warm.”
No matter how cold North Korea is in winter, the determination of the volunteers to fight the enemy to the end and the deep affection of the people of the motherland for the soldiers on the front line will remain.
After the war broke out, there was an upsurge of enthusiastic support in China. Thousands of railway workers, truck drivers, medical workers and migrant workers formed transportation teams, stretcher teams, and medical teams to volunteer to the front lines. As of October 1951, there were more than 50 medical teams volunteering to North Korea with about 6000 people; the national railway system registered more than 80%of the total number of employees who volunteered to North Korea. Northeast farmers volunteered to organize mule and horse convoys, stretcher teams, and migrant workers teams. , There are more than 700,000 people.
Feng Xuetao, the instructor of a certain brigade of the 80th Army who came to the exhibition during the vacation before the”Bulletin of the Army”, carefully identified the traditional characters on the paper, and said proudly:”Back then In my hometown of Laiyang, Shandong, many people volunteered to support the front…”
The deep affection between the soldiers and the people is in this patched up clothes, shoes and socks, and densely packed volunteer signatures. As Chairman Mao pointed out when summing up the experience of the victory in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea:”It is mainly because our war is a people’s war, supported by the people of the whole country, and the people of China and North Korea are fighting side by side.”
70 years of hard work, 70 Years of fish have deep water. At the beginning of this year, after the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, 346 medical teams and more than 42,000 medical personnel from the army and all over the country rushed to Hubei; 19 provinces matched counterparts to support 16 cities, prefectures and county-level cities in Hubei Province except Wuhan; The masses sent all kinds of supplies; the Huoshenshan Hospital with 1000 beds was built in only 10 days, the Leishenshan Hospital with 1500 beds was built in 12 days, and 17 new buildings were built Square cabin hospital, adding more than 10,000 beds… The military and civilians of the country united together and gathered into a majestic force to win the people’s war against the epidemic.
“No matter how the situation develops, the magic weapon of the People’s War can never be lost.” History has repeatedly proved:as long as the army and the people are united and fight stubbornly under the strong leadership of the party, we will be able to overcome all difficulties and obstacles. Conquer all powerful enemies!