Many of the 800 strong men were sent abroad to resist and were stabbed to death. In the end, only 36 returned home

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 Many of the 800 strong men were sent abroad to resist and were stabbed to death. In the end, only 36 returned home


There are only mortals who come forward.

Recently, eight hundred hit the box office by 1.5 billion a week, and the final box office is close to 2.7 billion.

And then there was a lot of discussion.

The film is adapted from the real historical event the battle for the protection of the Sihang warehouse. It tells a tragic story of the battle of Songhu during the Anti Japanese war.

Die for a national disaster, and see death as a return!

Every soldier in the movie is full of tears, but do you know that the 800 strong men in reality are more shocking.

That dusty history is a more heroic China than movies.

01

A critical moment

On July 7, 1937, the Lugouqiao Incident, Japan invaded China in an all-round way and threatened to destroy China for three months.

On July 29, Peiping was occupied; on July 30, Tianjin was occupied.

On July 31, Chiang Kai Shek published a letter to all the officers and men in the Anti Japanese War, which broke out in an all-round way.

On August 13, the battle of Songhu broke out, which was the largest and most tragic battle in the whole Japanese war.

On this day, Zhang Zhizhong wrote down the following sentence:

In the battle of Songhu, the 88th division fought with the Japanese army in the ring shaped fortifications in Zhabei, Shanghai

700000 Chinese troops gathered in Shanghai from the southwest, South China and Central Plains, and the common people saw each other off.

The soldiers cried and swore in the window: we must drive the Japanese out!

The battle lasted for three months, and the ground was scorched.

On October 26, the battlefield fell, and the war situation turned into a downward spiral. Facing the danger of being surrounded by Japanese troops, the Chinese army had to abandon the Zhabei and Jiangwan lines and retreat to the west of Shanghai.

It is against this background that the story of 800 strong men is unfolded.

Four lines warehouse in the smoke of gunpowder

02

On the day when the army retreated, sun Yuanliang, commander of the 88th division of the ninth group army, received the task of staying alone in Shanghai.

To stay is to die, which is a clear fact.

It turned out that the signing countries of the nine Nation Convention would hold a meeting in 10 days. Chiang Kai Shek hoped to win the sympathy and support of the international community with the sacrifice of the 88th division.

Human life is just a chip in the political game.

On October 27, 1937, Chinese soldiers fought against the Japanese army on the roof of Sihang warehouse

Even so, battalion commander Yang Ruifu was very happy when he received the order.

To cover the retreat of the whole army, he knew that he might sacrifice all his subordinates, but he said:

In the face of a great enemy, a man should serve his country with his death!

After receiving the order, he immediately wrote a suicide note:

This team, after more than two months of hard work, only 420 people.

Their opponent was the third division of Japans ace army, which was personally directed by ishigen Matsui, who made the Nanjing Massacre.

03

An inch of mountain and river, an inch of blood

In the early morning of October 27, Xie Jinyuan led more than 420 officers and soldiers into the warehouse of Sihang overnight.

The West and north of the warehouse have been occupied by the Japanese army.

In the south, it is close to Suzhou Creek, and to the East is the British and American concession. Because Japan has not yet engaged in war with Britain and the United States, Japan cannot enter.

Looking to the south, it is a concession, full of wine and bustle.

The four elements warehouse became an island and a cruel arena. The soldiers and soldiers here also became isolated and trapped animals.

In the eyes of many outside people, it is a performance and a joke at the cost of life.

But for these officers and men, that is the bottom line of life, and they will defend it to the death.

As long as the warehouse of Sihang is kept, Shanghai will not be occupied.

They are here not only to defend their territory, but also to let 40000 Chinese people behind them see and the world to see:

An inch of mountains and rivers, an inch of blood, the Chinese will never shrink back.

Every man is responsible for the rise and fall of a country,

We are Chinese. We should have the ambition of Chinese people.

Now we are surrounded by Japanese troops on all sides,

This warehouse is our base,

It could be our grave,

As long as we have one more person,

We must fight to the end with the enemy.

Many years later, those soldiers who were lucky enough to live can still clearly remember Xie Jinyuans sermon, and every word was like a bullet in their heart.

At the moment of life and death, the strongest roar of the nation.

Come on, we are ready for our blood, and our lives.

04

There is still a Chinese army not withdrawn!

On the morning of October 27, the Japanese army came to the Suzhou River.

All of a sudden, there were gunshots and bullets that caught them off guard.

In the afternoon, the Japanese army began to attack fiercely, threatening to attack the warehouse of four lines in three hours.

There is still a Chinese army not withdrawn! They are still beating the devil Many newspapers reported in the form of extra news about the fierce battle between the four independent armies and the enemy.

This exciting news spread quickly among the people in Shanghai, and tens of thousands of Shanghai residents crowded the South Bank of Suzhou River.

This must be the rarest scene in the worlds military historyu2014u2014

The people, ignoring the bullets, climbed to the roof and cheered in unison.

Shanghai citizens also spontaneously organized to donate food and medicine. On the first day, 20000 large cakes, fruits and medicines were sent in through the concession.

Soldiers, you are not fighting alone!

On this day, more than 80 Japanese soldiers were killed by the four line garrison, and they were not damaged at all.

On the same night, a foreign reporter handed in a note through the British concession asking how many garrisons there were in the Sihang warehouse.

At that time, there were only 420 people under Xie Jinyuan, but in order to strengthen his momentum, Xie Jinyuan replied: 800 people..

05

All Chinese people are like this. How dare the Japanese pirates?

But the Japanese came up with a way. They sent a surprise attack team to the ground floor of the four line warehouse with thick iron plates, intending to blast in.

At this critical moment, a soldier named Chen Shusheng stood up.

With several grenades strapped to his body, he jumped down from the fifth floor, pulled the fuse and died with the enemy.

The night before last, on his white T-shirt, he left a legacy of blood to the old mother in Daba Mountain: to sacrifice ones life for righteousness is what the son wishes!

He was 21 when he died.

One man is in charge, ten thousand men are not allowed to open!

All this was also seen by a 17-year-old girl named Yang Huimin.

October 28, the third day of the security battle of Sihang warehouse.

In the middle of the night, Yang Huimin risked his life and crawled from the new garbage bridge on Tibet Road, breaking through the enemy blockade and entering the warehouse, presenting a national flag. (later, because the national flag was too small, the Municipal Chamber of Commerce sent someone to send one extra large national flag.)

The next morning, Shanghai citizens who came to watch the battle early in the morning found a national flag flying on the roof of Sihang warehouse. Two simple bamboo poles were connected together to serve as flagpoles.

The people on the other side of the river burst into cheers and tears

Down with Japan!

We will win

In this battle, which was broadcast all over the world, 800 strong men fought fiercely with the Japanese army for four days and four nights.

Watching the war, He Xiangning sighed: people are like this, how dare Japanese pirates!

06

Retreat, but more cruel start

Frustrated, the Japanese Army decided to launch a heavy artillery attack on the Sihang warehouse. In order to avoid endangering the overseas Chinese of the concession countries, the national government was asked to order the withdrawal of troops.

On October 30, Xie Jinyuan received Chiang Kai Sheks order to treasure the retreat into the concession..

Chiang Kai Shek repeatedly ordered Xie Jinyuan to implement it with tears.

That night, eight hundred strong men withdrew into the concession in the rain of bullets. Xie Jinyuan was the last to leave, tears streaming down his face.

It was cruel, but I didnt expect it to start.

When they withdrew into the concession, there were 358 remaining 800 strong men.

According to the agreement with the concession, they would go to Nanjing Anti Japanese battlefield through the concession.

Unexpectedly, the concession changed its promise temporarily under the pressure of Japan. The concession did not dare to let them go or kill them, so they had to confine them.

They were given weapons and locked up in a wasteland of rubbish and dead babies.

This is four years.

In the face of the fierce attack of the Japanese army, the 800 strong men did not retreat. Who wanted to enter the lease, but fell into the situation of being manipulated by others.

A cavity of loyalty, courage and blood, but now there is no way to serve the country.

But they didnt give in.

Even if he lost his weapons, Xie Jinyuan still insisted on carrying out drills with his officers and men on time every day to clean up his military appearance.

For fear of infuriating the Japanese army, the Ministry of works refused to allow Xie Jinyuan to hold a flag raising ceremony. He led everyone to hold a spiritual flag raising ceremony. Before the exercise, he paid attention to the non-existent national flag and sang the national anthem to boost morale.

07

Life and death floating, who will talk to you?

After the establishment of Wangs puppet government in 1940, the Shanghai puppet government once tried to persuade Xie Jinyuan to surrender.

But Xie Jinyuan refused.

Xie Jinyuan may have expected that Wangs puppet government would retaliate, and wrote a will ahead of time: there must be a death in life. At this time, death in this situation is the joy of life.

He was right.

At this time, Shanghai was occupied by the Japanese, and everyones life was on the line. However, 300000 people still offered their condolence and several roads were blocked.

Xie Jinyuan, a hero of a generation, did not die in the battle, but died in the butchers knife of his compatriots.

After Xie Jinyuan died, the general public of Shanghai came to mourn.

At the same time, the story of eight hundred heroes is not over.

Finally, the national government secretly ordered the breakout. However, it was too late. The breakout plan failed and all the heroes were captured.

Because they had fought against the Japanese army many times, the Japanese army could only disperse their strength.

Many of the soldiers in solitary barracks detained in the concession were old and young, some were scattered soldiers, and most of them were crooked melons and split dates

Some of them were taken to laohuqiao prison in Nanjing, Xiaolingwei, Hangzhou and Yuxikou in Anhui, while others were taken to Nanyang islands and New Guinea.

In Nanyang, they were forced to chop down trees, stone, burn lime and transport coal. If the Japanese army was not satisfied, they whipped and punched. If you resist, youll be stabbed to death.

In New Guinea, among the 50 strong men, 14 died of death, starvation and death. In the end, only 36 returned to their motherland alive.

Life and death floating, who will talk to you?

08

After the victory of the Anti Japanese War, Xie Jinyuans widow Ling Weicheng returned to Shanghai.

She found that only 60 or 70 of the 800 strong men survived, and all of them were in a difficult situation.

Ling Weicheng, who was not rich, ran around for them. However, at that time, various departments of the Kuomintang tried to shift responsibility to each other, and most of them had no results.

A group photo of Ling Weicheng and 800 strong men survivors

After liberation in 1949, Ling Weicheng wrote to the then mayor of Shanghai, Chen Yi.

Chen Yi immediately allocated a building and a cemetery at 466 Wusong Road to Ling Weicheng.

Later, Xie Jinyuans tomb was moved to the Wanguo cemetery in Shanghai. A lone soldier guarded the tomb for Xie Jinyuan for more than 40 years.

.........

83 years have passed. Recalling that period of time, its hard to remember the past, which is very sad.

The deeds of 800 strong men are not typical heroic stories of failure leads to benevolence, but more with tragic color.

As Mao Zedong highly praised: heroic Anti Japanese War, die for the countrys typical national revolution.

The significance of the war of protecting the four banks warehouses is not only that the soldiers take death as their own to defend their country.

Whats more, its like a clarion call that awakens people on the other side of Suzhou River.

It is like a fire, a single spark can start a prairie fire!

To win, we have never relied on the eight hundred strong men who were trapped in the warehouse of the four elements, but the 40000 Chinese people behind them.

Finally, I would like to share a quote from Mingyue in those things of the Ming Dynasty

The Japanese never understood what they would lose.

They used economic principles to input all kinds of situations in China into the computer and used model formulas to prove that they would win, but they did not expect to lose in the end.

Because they dont understand the Chinese.

Only China has achieved the goal of the so-called four ancient civilizations. Although there are changes and conflicts, our culture and national main body have continued.

For thousands of years, no matter what kind of difficulties, no matter what kind of desperate situation, no matter what kind of strong enemy, no one can really conquer us.

Her potential, statistics and economics cant calculate, cant calculate.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }After the Japanese came in, they were surprised to find that, just overnight, everything had changed. The warlords could unite, the underworld could clean themselves up, illiterate and illiterate, but they did not become traitors. The common people who were afraid of death were sometimes not afraid of death. Because everything has been firmly engraved into our marrow: strong, brave and fearless. The Japanese dont understand, so they failed. They used to be, they are now, and they will still be. This is not only the belief of 800 strong men, but also the determination of 1.4 billion Chinese people. It is the hope of the Chinese nation, which will never be erased. The source of this article is: history has something to say. Responsible editor: Xun Jianguo_ NN7379

Because everything has been firmly engraved into our marrow: strong, brave and fearless.

The Japanese dont understand, so they failed. They used to be, they are now, and they will still be.

This is not only the belief of 800 strong men, but also the determination of 1.4 billion Chinese people.

It is the hope of the Chinese nation, which will never be erased.