Tian Han’s son, recalled the founding ceremony: by reading more than the Japanese Type 97 tank
Tian Shen nearly shadow.
1950 National Day, our tanks, soldiers driving captured Japan’s “old man” tank parade. (Red maple photo)
1951 National Day, I am driving a Soviet tank crews from the Tiananmen Square tank passing. (Lin Yang photo)
1999 National Day, a new generation of army tank made its debut.
Tian Shen biography
field applications, the new Chinese national anthem “March of the Volunteers” lyricist Tian Han’s son. Born in Shanghai in 1924, 12, native of Changsha, Hunan. Wuhan admitted before the fall of the Whampoa Military Academy 16, the end of 1945 secretary and any translation of Jin-Cha. Early 1949 on behalf of any group head of the North China Military fighting vehicles, and in October of that year led troops to participate in the founding ceremony parade. 1958 admitted to the Harbin Military Engineering Academy, he served as minister of the second tank training school, vice president, retired in 1983.
1949 年 10 January, passing the magnificent army in Tiananmen Square by the reading, accompanied by shake heaven and earth of roaring, car side team go hand in hand, nothing is not bad; car standing soldiers, all heroic and straight, Wei as mountains. Armored people’s sense of the sacred mission, sense of honor in their chest agitation – “the motherland, ah, ‘King of Land Warfare’ please review!”
about the scene, as a 24-year-old North China Military chariot group on behalf of the head of the now 85-year-old veteran field applications are still very excited: “I am the most fortunate thing this life is to lead men to participate in the founding ceremony parade, to hear Chairman Mao Zedong solemnly declared ‘Republic of China established the Central People’s Government’ When I could not help the tears streaming down Pusu Su. suffered bullying imperialist oppression of the Chinese nation, and finally stood up! “
old fields, said he took the car to comply with the North China Military Region commander of the regiment Nie instructions, and groups to join in the founding ceremony in Northeast chariot parade. As the tanks were seized from the various battlefields, from a dozen countries of the old equipment, and there is the “International brand-name,” said the 97 tanks of which the majority of Japanese, American M3 tanks in the second, in fact most of armored vehicles with armored cars. In order to meet the founding ceremony, the troops from their regiment mobilized dozens of tanks, day and night to put together repair, and pick the best crew participated in the Beijing area Gongzhufen held short-term training. Nie told the former commander of field training unicast: “vehicle must not turn off!” Requirement is simple but difficult.
car radio by reading most of the bad, the car long standing turret, the only driver on the shoulder with the toe stepped on the command car. Short training time, equipment in poor condition, and each car is only a few to twenty hours of training time motorcycle. But through hard training, the formation of a tacit understanding between drivers who, master of the equipment. However, to ensure that, when read by the absolutely foolproof, Tian Shen, or mind is not the end. With the approaching October 1, they will be read by tanks and armored vehicles sprayed the camouflage paint and badge, number, took advantage of two nights to Tiananmen Square, the scene preview.
9 30 evening, Tian Jialin Shen and political commissar of the car one by one field and a careful examination, and repeatedly told the officers and men. Midnight, the car began to march formation, came to Dongdan staging, waiting for the arrival of the solemn moment.
10 月 1 日 3 pm, 28 gun salute rang gongs, the first flag of the new Chinese national anthem at the majestic – “Anthem” accompaniment, slowly rising in the center of Tiananmen Square, the audience thunderous applause and cheers. Tianshen Qing Chu remember the evening of September 27, attended the New China Political Consultative Conference of the North China Military Region commander of special forces with high Cunxin phone told him that his father, Tian Han and Nie Er creation of the “March of the Volunteers” was designated as the national anthem. Played the national anthem at the moment to hear his excitement to jump.
commander Zhu De Nie, accompanied by a travel armed forces review. March-past began, the car side at about 3:30 team launch vehicles, and thorough, and the formation speed of 15 kilometers per hour through Tiananmen Square, in review. More than a hundred combat vehicles through Tiananmen Square, when, exactly synchronized with the air fighters in formation, and the scene becomes a magnificent spectacular, Majestic.
However, by reading these old equipment after all the “nations no-name”, although the soldiers over and over repair and maintenance, but the review on the way there are armored vehicles drove to the west side of Tiananmen Square, West China Gate arch, the put out the fire because of mechanical failure, thanks to the back of the car driver Jizhongshengzhi, open on top of it to go to the West Chang’an Avenue. Chairman Mao on Tiananmen Gate on the scene was visible, but he did not blame anyone, because he knows this is the best at the hands of our military equipment.
recall the past. Beijing Military Command, Director Pei-long armored infantry, not without emotion, told a reporter, I popped in the war armor is the armor crack. Chairman Mao in Yan’an caves, said: “We’re not a tank, no guns, but there are a number of cadres of skilled Some people, they will be able to set up special forces, tanks and artillery, the enemy will give us sent The. “As he predicted, seized from the enemy to rely on the one tanks, armored vehicles, with armored military. September 1, 1950, motorcycle armored headquarters in Beijing, since as an independent arm armored Liberation Army official in the sequence.
future. Tank crew training base in Beijing Military Region Commander Chen Yue said excitedly, I armored After decades of arduous struggle, from the 1980s, motorized, mechanized 1990s, to the new century, the composite development of mechanization and information. Digital technology for me, “King of Land Warfare,” wings, a number of new main battle tanks and fighting techniques to improve the overall performance has been the world’s most advanced tanks, there is no “generation gap”, firepower, mobility and protection capacity has been a qualitative leap, reached the world advanced level.
chariot love, strong as wine. National Day military parade on the previous capital of rolling iron stream that is always inspirational. People reason to be “King of Land Warfare,” has placed higher expectations! (Photography and the author Lu Bao-hong correspondent Li Jingte about correspondent Zhang Kunping