Changjin Lake in the eyes of a post-90s military reporter
How should we perceive history?
Sometimes, only a name is needed.
On the occasion of commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers’ going abroad to fight, a film called "Changjin Lake" tells a 28-day battle in 176 minutes, bringing us back to the days of war. .
Where is Changjin Lake?
Unfolding the world map, the reporter found this lake in the northeastern part of North Korea near 127° east longitude and 40° north latitude.
It is about 220 kilometers away from the Yalu River.
Today, it takes about two and a half hours to drive from the border between China and North Korea.
That year, the 9th Corps of the Chinese People's Volunteers took 20 days from entering the dynasty to the beginning of the battle.
Today, 71 years have passed since the soldiers of the volunteer army launched an assault on the banks of Changjin Lake.
71 years seems to be long enough, it is enough to turn a baby with unborn hair into a gray-haired old man, and it is also enough to turn a newly born country into a prosperous and powerful country.
Seventy-one years have passed, memories are covered with dusty blood, and the years have blown away the condensed gunpowder.
Changjin Lake and everything that happened there seems to be gradually moving away from us.
In 1971, it was as if a white horse had passed through the gap.
For those veterans who participated in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, "Changjin Lake" is very close to them.
In the movie, Li Changyan, one of the prototypes of the 7th Company Commander Wu Qianli, and the 4th Company Commander of the 239th Regiment of the 80th Division of the 27th Army of the Volunteer Army, Li Changyan still clearly remembers the bloody experience of that year.
In November 1950, at Xinxingli in the Changjin Lake area, Li Changyan and his comrades broke the command post of the "Polar Bear Regiment" in one fell swoop.
The "Polar Bear Regiment" flag they seized, the blue flag with the "Bald Eagle" printed on it, is now housed in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution.
Later, Li Changyan seldom took the initiative to mention his past merits.
He will never forget those comrades who fell in a pool of blood.
As a witness to the Battle of Changjin Lake, Li Changyan just said: "I hope the younger generation will always remember that today is hard-won!"
Yeah, did the younger generation remember it?
Today, when we are enjoying the peaceful years and sharing the dignity of the great country, do you still remember those figures who still charged with "fried noodles and snow"?
Do you still remember the beliefs and persistence of those "loveliest people"?
Can we still inherit the "mysterious Eastern spirit" and create a new glory that belongs to our generation of soldiers?
Perhaps what we need is not just to remember, but to defend, inherit and act.
Today, many young people begin to pursue "Changjin Lake".
The documentary "Ice and Blood Changjin Lake" has been broadcasted 2.638 million times on station B.
Holding a corner of "Changjin Lake" opened the curtain of the entire War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea.
From Changjin Lake to Shangganling, from Yang Gensi to Huang Jiguang, the soldiers of the volunteer army fought desperately with blood and life, writing a tragic epic that moved the world.
In the process of pursuing "Changjin Lake", many young people were surprised to find that the hero was by their side.
Someone found his grandfather's military service certificate for participating in the War to Resist US Aid Korea, and some people discovered that the disabled old man next door had actually obtained a commemorative medal for the Korean War to Resist US Aid Korea.
They are all ordinary people, in order to protect more ordinary people behind them to the battlefield.
After the gunpowder, they returned to ordinary.
We who live in peacetime are finally connected by blood to the predecessors in these past events.
They used their youth in exchange for our youth today.
At all times, we must lift their spirits high.
Today, many young officers and soldiers began to pursue "Changjin Lake."
When the officers and soldiers shouted again, "I don't believe there are unfinished tasks, I don't believe there are difficulties that cannot be overcome, and I don't believe there are enemies that cannot be overcome", they will definitely think of Yang Gensi and the heavy snow on the 1071.1 Highland by the Changjin Lake. , Remembered the arduous battle full of gunpowder and blood.
They are pursuing "Changjin Lake", they are pursuing a kind of spirit.
This spirit exists in every stage of the Chinese People’s Volunteers’ fighting.
This spirit made the enemy so frightened that an American veteran who participated in the Battle of Changjin Lake still murmured to himself when he recalled the battle years later: "I knew at the time that this was a The war of hope for victory...in the extremely cold weather, they are moving like logs, and our artillery can't stop them at all."
This kind of spirit still shines in the people's soldiers in peacetime.
From flood fighting to fighting against SARS, from earthquake relief to fighting against the new crown, they are not afraid of sacrifices at times of crisis; from patrols between the sea and the sky, to the defense of the motherland in the Kalwan River Valley, in every field. In the battle, they charged ahead.
This spirit, which has become more abundant with the development of the times, is enough to support us through one difficulty after another.
Today, more and more people begin to pursue "Changjin Lake".
The movie "Changjin Lake" became so "hot" that it became a phenomenon and hit hot search headlines.
Behind it is not only the pursuit of blockbuster war films, but also because "Changjin Lake" conveys a kind of power, a beautiful yearning for future life.
"This film is not only made for young people today, but also for young people 50 years from now."
In the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea, a group of young soldiers under the age of 20 took to the battlefield for the future of China.
A line from the movie "Changjin Lake" described one of their most simple wishes: "We have finished fighting all the battles that should be fought, and our younger generations don't have to fight."
This line can not help but remind people of a story in the Long March:
On the vast grassland, a Red Army team was chased by the enemy behind.
But when a pregnant lesbian was in labor, the troops had to stop and anxiously wait for the birth of a small life.
The enemy's plane was spinning in the sky, and the chasing troops were getting closer.
At this time, Dong Biwu, who had participated in the first National Congress of the Communist Party of China, said to Dong Zhentang, the commander of the Red Fifth Army: "We must withstand the enemy and give birth to a child."
For more than two hours, the little life slowly came to the world.
The troops fighting the blockade have already sacrificed several soldiers.
Someone was in a hurry, but Dong Zhentang sternly shouted, "What are we doing in the revolutionary war? Isn't it just for the children?!"
"For the children" and "for the younger generations", from the Long March to the War to Resist U.S. Aid Korea, this is the wish of all the martyrs and predecessors.
As one netizen said, "Because they believe in the future, we have the present."
Today’s prosperity is a gift left to us by our predecessors; tomorrow’s prosperity needs to be created by our generation.