The witness of lion brain mountain: from beacon fire and gunsmoke to Chengping prosperous age
Yangquan, December 3 (Xinhua) Title: the witness of lion brain mountain: from the flames of war to the peak of lion brain in the prosperous era of peace and prosperity, the monument of the hundred regiments’ War stabbed the sky. 81 years ago, the Eighth Route Army fought fiercely with the Japanese invading army
on December 2, media representatives of the 16th National Network Media trip to Shanxi followed the red footprints and visited here to worship the heroes
in 1940, the Eighth Route Army launched a large-scale offensive and anti “sweeping” campaign behind the enemy in North China, hitting the Japanese invading army hard. The Eighth Route Army participated in 105 regiments, so it is called “hundred regiments war”
on December 2, the media representatives of the 16th National Network Media Shanxi tour pursued the red footprint, visited lion brain mountain and worshipped the heroes. Photo by Gao Ruifeng
lion brain mountain is located in the southwest of Yangquan City, Shanxi Province. On the night of August 20, 1940, the Eighth Route Army fought fiercely with the Japanese invading army for six days and nights. “At that time, the Zhengtai railway from Zhengding in Hebei to Taiyuan in Shanxi occupied an important position in the transportation line in North China, which was one of the important strategic transportation lines of the Japanese aggressors in North China.” Jia Caixia, commentator of the hundred regiment war memorial hall, introduced
Yangquan is located in the middle section of Zhengtai railway. Shinao mountain on the edge of the city is 1160 meters above sea level, occupying this commanding height, which can block the “throat” of Zhengtai railway. Jia Caixia said, “despite the poisonous gas and aircraft bombing of the Japanese aggressors, the Eighth Route Army soldiers fought bloody battles to overcome the continuous rain and supply difficulties, and effectively covered the attack on the Zhengtai Railway West of Yangquan.”
Yangquan, Shanxi, a corner of the hundred regiment war memorial hall. Photo by Gao Ruifeng
in order to commemorate the great victory of the “hundred regiments war” and remember the Anti Japanese heroes who died for their country, the hundred regiments war monument was built on the main peak of Shinao mountain in 1985; In 2010, the hundred regiment war memorial hall was completed at the battle site of lion brain mountain
introduction of Jia Caixia, “The main Monument and three auxiliary monuments form a huge arrow, implying that the’hundred regiments war’ began with the attack on Zhengtai railway. Each auxiliary monument is 105 meters away, representing the 105 regiments participating in the war. The memorial hall has three exhibition halls of’assembly’,’attack’,’victory’, which use relief, display boards, physical relics and 3D live scenes to record the battle process of the hundred regiments war.”
the names of the martyrs are engraved on the black marble wall on the side of the monument. “The names of the martyrs are supplemented at any time according to the search and verification. Many descendants of the martyrs find here and look for the names of their relatives on the wall of the martyrs.” Jia Caixia said.
to resist Japan and defend the country, countless martyrs shed their blood. According to incomplete statistics, Yangquan alone sent more than 16000 children to the front line during the war of resistance against Japan, cooperated with regular troops for more than 3100 times, and transported 750000 kg of grain.
now, as one of the main battlefields of the hundred regiment war, lion brain mountain, stained with blood, has become a place for all walks of life to cherish the memory of martyrs Red landmarks witness the years of war in the past and the prosperity of today.
the lofty green mountains bury loyal bones. Although the smoke of gunpowder is far away, the sound of the horn is still ringing, which still inspires the Chinese people to move forward bravely and continue to strive for strength in the “century” struggle. (end)