Review our military veterans front blue Laoshan tragic experience of the sword-B action (Figure)
1986 年 10 14, Yi Luo Buji commandos stationed themselves in the fighting broke out before the hole. This is his last photo before his death. Wanghong She
1986 年 10 14, mid-year report fighting the battle captain commando right horse Bin. Wanghong She
1986 年 10 14, Candice (left) hand-held camera to wait for the charging order. Still Houfeng She
the reporter Zhao Feipeng
guns boom, the foot of the virtual clay blown loose, pressing downwards to the ankle, Wang staggered gait gun driving force to the position on the red, tired, aching muscles wake up, he found himself lying on the solid bed at home, look at ease, this is peacetime.
That war has been over the past 25 years.
1985 year-end, as a photographic officer, Wang Lanzhou Military Region army to follow round the border war in July 1987 retracement. Down on the battlefield just the first few years, every New Year’s Eve firecrackers, he will need some anxiety. Especially when that whistle Erti Jiao off with a long time, walking the road in Malaysia, he even had the urge to lie down, and later gradually better.
dream many times, he was lying on a white bed, the regiment’s photo reporters Yuan Xi was his favorite student, stood up to him, shy and stubborn to say “Master are on, how can I not on the apprentice, “and then blown to Yuan Xi is only half of the body photos, Wang woke up.
“Should I go see a psychiatrist.” Then, he smiled cheerfully.
opened top, left side, there is a coin-sized scars, ribs and belly bulge on two deeply printed more than 10 centimeters long scar, it was left to him survived memorial. October 14, 1986, front-line commandos perform “Blue Sword-B” action, Wang went to the forefront in the battle trenches jumping photographs, was hit by shrapnel, was seriously wounded, was awarded the First World War power.
October 14 each year, are Candice’s second birthday. Far apart comrades often choose to meet on this day to commemorate the battle, he will find a quiet place, burning the sheets of paper, talking about the two.
1996, the Navy lieutenant colonel Candice to a newspaper jobs to Zhuhai, is still doing his favorite photographer, not long before he regretted it, “I was born a child when the military material, not This left the force. “
his wife Ying Yang also said:” have so many years, so many jobs are adapted to the place of his comrades, he has not adapted. “
1985 year-end, following the old mountain front when the troops arrived, Wang does not know what real war is satisfactory end, would not think 10 months later, they will lay dying Lanzhou Military Region, the first in the medical field, interrupted ribs Chuojin spleen, the lungs stop shrapnel from the heart only two centimeters. The war gave him more of an excitement, “I want the removal of photography ‘Mountain Wreath’.” Candice said.
until August 1986, however, feel that he has not been found. Director of photography as an army, and he wanted to take pictures of field compared to the task is to usher in more pictures sent, soldiers and civilians to build and so on.
then Candice has been a photographer for nine years, photography has been very skilled, some works have received awards, but his photographic philosophy also detained a number of invisible shackles.
have put some pictures shot marks. He finally followed the resupply trip to the forefront of military supplies, see the side of the road there is a beautiful waterfall, to the photo looks prettier, Wang said, man, go into the water, “called ‘hell and high water ‘. ”
“atmosphere at the time, we took the soldiers are invincible, invincible model opera-style characters, are out of stills, posters of the results.” He said.
to the forward position, Wang was shocked, never seen such a force – all the same color of the big pants, bare backbone, bearded. “Image is not good, can not, I did not even shoot a few photos only ‘a visit’ of the photograph.” He shook his head and said, “so deeply ah!”
some of the friends in the local photographic community Candice wrote a letter, the envy of the front, while he encouraged his interest in war and human nature, “you grow up it.”
“grow up pay the price ah. “Candice said,” turning a blind eye to life after a long time, until I met in August of this commando group. “
Candice round where the Army during World War I a total attack” Stubbs point “combat three times, a unit of” special features five with “the enemy 604,968 positions as” pull point “task, which is the Army’s first battle, but also the largest battle. The mission was named “Blue Sword-B” action.
commando in the forefront of tens of kilometers from the old mountain outside the big Town of enemy positions and choose a similar heights to build a similar trenches, fortifications, repeated simulation exercises.
Candice commando inspections following the commander to come into contact with this particular team. Commandos training volume significantly, except for day military exercise in the morning a 10-km, at a 5 km, each carrying at least 20 grenades, six magazines, a gun, there is a 5-kg of explosives package or multi-branch Bangalore.
“this time, you can not bear to toss them a shot put and I look on them produced a kind of awe.” Candice said.
a drill after the commander to see us engage in discussion, he said, to swearing that day, we want to wear you drape a red flower, drink bolstering wine. Suddenly a soldier whispered Henan membership, it can give us taste Maotai. That time, Maotai for most people or a “luxury.” Have been very relaxed occasion, an army commander immediately serious, immediately called for the logistics department, the Wenshan Maotai are collecting all of our soldiers did not give me the commander on the conditions to be treated, but eager to set off Maotai drink when, if the requirements are not met, I became the commander be white.
swearing day, dignified atmosphere. Candice comrades, when the captain Zhang Zhang performed several female soldiers to serve with soldiers pouring, Candice at the scene he remembers, “jumped” to take pictures.
standing in front of the commando “Special five with” mentor Jun Xu received the head porting Maotai, eyes wide open and drained. 20 years later, to see this expression of “exaggerated” photos, Jun Xu’s wife “joke” him: “Look at you that gentile, not to drink Maotai Well, look at the eyes wide.”
But it was far from feeling the presence of people so easily, “These are living martyrs ah.” Zhang Zhang said.
Army Political Department of the toast to a commando team, due to nervous excitement, players shake the hand holding the gun, joints issued pops could be heard clearly, director of distressed and said, wait any longer called, out of it. Commandos suddenly “ah -” shouted, screeching halt.
Candice Canon A-1 camera to record these precious pictures. Years later, Wang saw the commandos was to toast the old commander, sent a photo album its own field, watching the night the old commander. The next day we met said: “Wang Hong, the date wrong, bolstering the wine is 12, not 13.” Second edition, Wang Hongli is changed over.
pledging conference, “Special five with” was awarded one side says “conquering” four characters of the flag. Wang Hong was thinking, I want to go along with commando and shoot the flag plug enemy positions that wonderful moment.
However, the real battle is not a shred of romance.
years later, Wang learned that honor and give his life fighting the pain Why choose fired on October 14, “1014″ is a homonym, “unitary unitary four holes.” , meaning “to move should they die.”
swearing night, commandos on standby to move into the forefront of potential. Candice 13 to the old mountain peak of the command post. No one asked him on the battlefield, but he is ready for the fight – three cameras, a telephoto, a short-focus, a shoot cameras, dozens of black and white color film. Candice mounted 1000 mm lens in the finishing of large tin, ready to move forward with ease, the Group Chief glimpse of the tin to defend the film, envy said, Oh, so many film ah. Wang Hong said, want it? Chief said, you can do, to two bar. Wang Hong, said the line, sent two people to take me to the forefront.
Candice so with two films in exchange for a “pass”, came to the forefront. Arrived there, I heard the walkie-talkies came, “Director of photography inside the military command to return immediately Candice hear!” Candice thought, if members of the steps that you report, “Wang Hong received.” He made a very clever answer from that.
to participate in “Blue Sword-B” action team has more than 200 people, except No.123 commandos, as well as interludes, ambulance and other five units. Before departure, every member is well prepared to sacrifice, each leaving a suicide note, a funerary, a video and a recording.
stationed themselves fighting on the eve of the fortifications in extremely quiet, Wang out of the interview should write something of the feel, but the moment I do not know how to write. Send him to the front, the mother said to him: “on the battlefield, put clever little eyes, can shoot to shoot, shoot do not shoot it.” 25 years later, white-haired old mother is still the year for his ” consciousness is not high “felt embarrassed. But Candice another thought, I want to come back alive, why do Xieyi Shu, he decided to close up this interview.
13 at night, Candice was a “savior” of the group photo reporters also came to the forefront of the wind is still Hou. Candice at the front organized photography classes, yet Hou wind is one of his students. Today is the secretary of Shaanxi Huayin City Administration Deputy Secretary Hou wind still think the war he was “very insensitive”, the night he was sitting on a tank shell, a shell box pedal quickly fell asleep, a eyes open day has dawn.
fighting had started in the early morning program, but 14 morning fog, heavy fog enveloped the enemy positions was fighting had to be postponed.
noon Yunkai fog lifted, exposed position, the attack becomes storm, the battle is about to begin. Candice kept pressing the shutter, “the battlefield is to see what the cinema.” Then the first deputy chief Luo Buji commando stationed themselves holding the gun out of the hole, his chest covered with heavy cartridges and hand grenades, Wang put shot at him. Luo Buji waved his hand toward the camera, said, do not shoot, do not shoot. Candice has pressed the shutter. Was washed out photos, Luo Buji smiling shyly as if waving red lens. After that moment in the past, Wang and Luo Buji had two brief conversations. Candice asked: “Why do not you shoot?” Luo Buji said: “I do not get shot.” Candice said: “I have gave to you.”
Yi Luo Boji is a soldier, just before the squad leader on the battlefield to mention dry. There were five Yi commando team, known as “Yi five Eagle.” Candice after the war to know, according to the custom of the Yi, a man to drink chicken blood before battle, wiping the knife after the chicken neck below, but also the position to throw to see beheaded divination, only Luo Buji 5 people thrown to the chickens, chicken Finally, against his head, this is an ill omen.
right horse the first commando captain later said Bin, Luo Buji assault him back when a chicken, because he heard the sounds.
Luo Buji fighting very bravely, he led the commandos to blow up the enemy three firing points, more than the enemy to death. Way back in the escort of prisoners, the enemy discovered, the implementation of fire cover, Luo Buji flutter in the prisoners who protect them, unfortunately, died a heroic death.
Candice left Luo Buji last photo before his death. In the rear of the hospital, he learned the news Luo Buji sacrifice, commitment to become a trench in his “heart.”
2008 years, Candice linked to the hair has been digging force and other four jobs of the “Eagle”, was removed to Luo Buji Daliangshan deep in the home, ready to give him this picture parents. However, to the front of the car, there are comrades and hesitates, Luo Buji’s parents have been 7.80 years, for fear they can not stand to see photos. Frame wrapped in torn newspaper, is a Luo Buji very powerful to see the battlefield according to his comrades at ease, that they thought was a standard funerary.
two old so quietly in the yard, Wang and his comrades went in neatly lined up, with a military salute to the old King. Candice can not help but say: “Dad, Mom, those of us veterans to see you.”
lifelike pictures to see his son, two old grief-stricken cry. Candice suddenly very self-blame, in order to complete their wish, the old man’s wound was torn open. He kept saying: “I’m sorry, the elderly, to stimulate to you the.”
farewell, Luo Boji-old mother holding Candice’s head, gently caress his face, reluctantly.
artillery preparation in the 12:58 start, the Laoshan area disturbance.
“Have you heard of New Year’s Eve firecrackers at it,” Candice said, “just like that exactly the same.”
later, the ear can not hear the sound, and only screen in front of enemy positions on a cluster and a cluster of slowly rising from the dust and smoke, seemed to slow up the lens, like branches, the body was blown into the air. Candice in the hands of the camera shutter “blah” kept ringing.
30 minutes after the artillery preparation, engineering before the barrier-breaking. Candice first saw the rocket blasting device 74 to change, “rip” of a sound, fire hose filled with explosives similar to the rope high flying far away, fall to the ground bang explosion, mine clearance, obstacles to open up a channel. The first commandos rushed up immediately.
Candice lying on the trench on a quick hit in the chest idea: not on, not on, is not on? ! After the fighting began, the fear was gradually forgotten, and he jumped out of the trenches.
positions on the clay like the bombing of the same soft cotton, roadside grass stretched his hand suddenly, “gauze soaked with the blood of this first package was wounded only two Jen eyed child, I subconsciously two horizontal slice, vertical slice two. several ambulance crews began to drag him back. “Candice has seen not far from a soldier carrying a wounded effortlessly, he rushed to the front took the wounded comrade, and finally to the trenches to save the aid station where he was next to the big mouth and breathing heavily, a four trainee Military Medical University told him that the commandos of the heart has stopped beating. Candice and out of the trenches.
before the injury, Wang captured the commando leader Bin horse power. This “damage the image of soldiers’ photos on the radio-toting, horse power handheld walkie-talkie Bin face fear is reported to headquarters. 24 years later, Ma Bin, pointing to the right of the picture, said: “This is the frontier has been a breakthrough in the newspaper war, commando attack after the enemy’s firepower dark resurrection the casualties is relatively large.”
2007, the Candice field photographs in the annual session of the Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, the right to Bin Ma photo was made into a poster. Printing workers curiously asked, What is this movie ah?
Wang Hong Bin, inviting the right horse to “join in”, so many years the two first met a military salute, Ma Bin, right up to put a tall Candice hold up. This is the first time I saw Ma Bin, right photo, he Shaanxi words “unhappy” and said: “You lit photo Han Well, the way I turned into this, I am so ugly you. On such a photo, but also put to the posters, I carried the image of how micro-submachine gun assault did not shoot down? “Candice said:” This is the most real, the people are tall and burly hero, but this is war. “horse power Bin understand, was also active with others to explain.
day of fierce fighting, Ma Bin, right directing the battle wounded when artillery shells, shrapnel from the jaw into, dislocated jaw, suffered multiple shot, he was no less than FireWire, adhere to wipe out the enemy command post command commando soldiers We will hand grenades, explosives and stationed themselves thrown into the hole, blow the enemy Guikulanghao, the meat is flying to the face. Depths of the enemy no way, he transferred to flamethrower, burn the enemy inside screams again and again.
After the battle, Ma Bin awarded a first right, forces him to be awarded the honorary title, he determined not to give up a sacrifice of its commandos.
forces before the war, a soldier of the old father off when company officials that the child is the most dutiful brothers, I hope he come back safely. Night before the battle started, this fellow a man quietly on the ground towards the north, the right horse Bin Chashao found him the next day’s battle, he died a heroic death, his comrades only a wonderful reflection of his leg. Because I felt unable to face the families of those martyrs, shortly after the war, Ma Bin, requires the right to change jobs, but has not been approved, has been in service ever since.
Over the years, Ma Bin, often their own right to subsidize the expense of comrades who work at home, have time to go visit them, his wife said: “These are a common destiny with my comrades, if I regarded them forget, who can remember them, who can help them. not my consciousness is high, so I think we should. “
Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, a group of young horse right through a huge photo of Bin One mimics the action of horse power Bin quipped: “sweet potato sweet potatoes, I was potatoes, potatoes I see the party-state’s sake, pull a brother.” seeing a girl behind the glare of Wang Hong, and quickly said: ” Hush, the authors at the edge of it. “hurriedly walked away.
Candice finally have personally felt the cruelty of war. Once again not far out of trenches, a shell landed nearby, Wang suddenly felt like being back severely smashed blow, breath card was not up, he knew he wounded. Candice said: “In that moment, the first thought of his mother, I heard her words, and is estimated to be on the military court, because I was sneaking up to.”
still see the wind Hou to Candice injured, rushed past, Wang back with blood, he was touched to find a bullet hole, tearing around the belly wrap up a first aid kit. Wang Hong said some “not heroes” of the words: “small is still, thanks to you, you can not leave me ah.” Under highly tense state of war, still can not remember the wind Hou Candice said so, ” But I certainly would not leave him. “He even strap dragging and Wang Hong save trenches, the ambulance crew immediately Wang Hong evacuation.
from the front to the old mountain peak, all the way almost all of the trenches, too narrow in some places, not open on both sides come to the wrong body, a sound man lying on the floor and cried, carrying the wounded to war service team stepping on their body in the past. Candice lying on the stretcher on the screen could not help but see this question: “My camera is it?” Ambulance crew gasped: “or leave it, it could save your life!”
Candice all the way Relay after being sent to old mountain peak, and then transported to the first field medical. He originally was in the minor injuries of the wave, he came here was recognized photographic film for military officers to check immediately after surgery. The thoraco-abdominal injuries he is not much on the surface wound, but a serious internal injuries, doctors said, and then half an hour later, there is no hope.
“Blue Sword-B” action fighting for nearly five hours, the former refers to the evaluation of “playing a beautiful battle of annihilation”, “Special Contribution five with” later was awarded the “crucial Heroes” honor. Fight night, the commandos withdrew resident, started a number of people are very happy, because live down, publicity team has a message of condolence. But did not take long for someone to cry, and many people are beginning to cry, to not go on the show. Huge yard, normally packed a meeting to sit high, then was deserted. Hou’s camera records the wind is still under such a scene. By this time, Candice are in the field of medical surgery just done.
soon after Candice was sent to Kunming Air Force hospital, and subsequently transported to the Fourth Military Medical University Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an. A fingernail-size fragments led to his spleen was removed, cut one-third of the lungs. Candice’s mother has a wooden treasure piece of shrapnel will not rust.
Candice hospital in Kunming, the front-line Photography classes of students came to see him specifically Yuan Xi, Xi Yuan great photographic talent, a very good relationship with Candice. The next battle group where Xi Yuan turn, he determined to follow the commando photo, Wang advised him “can not do on, the bullets do not have eyes,” Yuan Xi Candice bed stand, said: ” master are on, how can I not on the disciples. “Candice could not say to persuade, then you do pay attention to Artillery.
3 months later, Wang Chen in the hospital, the driver received a letter sent from the front, full of spelling the letter told him that in the battle on January 7, Yuan Hee at the expense of being hit. Wang Hong guilt abnormal, “I did not Quanzhu him.” Years later, from a fellow there Candice Xi Yuan sacrifices to see pictures of the lower body was no more.
as wounded, Wang lost some of the photos on the battlefield, “those pictures are in my heart sensitive”, which give a great blow to him, “to pay, and also desperate, not a film , cooked ducks fly. “
After the war, Wang has the opportunity to report to the then Defense Minister Zhang Aiping, Wang said, the battlefield would have more time I take pictures, but I went to rescue, and wasted time. Minister Zhang said, you did right, you are a soldier first.
retracement following the forces not long after the frontier of the war subsided, after which Candice made no go back. “When we must go back and look.” Candice people familiar with over the years listening to his “nagging” this sentence. People know what he said is an old mountain, cast countless people that youth and blood where tens of thousands of people dreaming of the Holy Land.
1996 years, Wang Hong, a media work jobs to Zhuhai. The few people talk about their experiences with the cadres to leave my colleagues, “business is good, children work very hard” impression. “A bunch of film, you can see a shot which is Candice.” Colleagues Bo said.
2003, Zhuhai, the first cases of suspected SARS cases appeared, Wang intensive care unit three times to enter the camera, then someone says “only you dare to go kid.” Zhuhai Air Show, he was riding a French veteran of the delta wing to fly high-altitude photographs, my colleagues on the ground as he holds a sweat. Ruins in Macau before making lion dance team, Candice while climbing a ladder, while lying on the ground, so that the top lion dance teams from his past. “You scared us that Candice, he is a madman!” Someone said Bo.
Wang Hong said, is making me my life, to live well, live a meaningful value. Far more than 1000 kilometers away when the deputy political commissar of the Military Ankang, Shaanxi horse right out of the bin is almost the same words.
colleague said Wang Hong has a bad temper, “explosive.” “May be the reason for organ failure.” Candice old father for his analysis.
someone asked him to take a theme, so the edge of “meddling” about the requirements of Wang Hong huff, “I shot this film can not.”
a large group of local friends for dinner, some people deny that the border defense field operations, and then turn his face asked: “hey, Wang, you are not participating over war Well, you talk about.” a good mood he would patiently say, we enjoy the reform open results, children can not fall into these people are forgotten. In a bad mood, he silent, desperate sudden outbreak: “You make me say it, I now have a gun, I flew to kill you!” The crowd stunned.
2007, the Army 80 years, Candice will join his photo to the Pingyao International Photography Exhibition, after the appearance of these field pictures caused a sensation. Some people say, “This is simply a number of archaeological finds ah!” Candice was finally awarded the best photographer award.
order to cope with the exhibition, Wang published a set of field photography “life memory”, a colleague came across this book after reading very mixed feelings, met Wang Hong said, not before know you have this experience, as ye also think you temper it, now you understand. Candice nose acid, tears almost did not fall.
2008 年 after Ching Ming, Wang invites still Hou together back to the old style mountain. To worship a fellow martyrs cemetery, they took pictures of the resident to look for the year, where not much changes, just become a tourist attraction. Unfortunately, due to closing, Candice did on the old mountain peak, he said: “I will definitely come back.”
Candice sea home, a room dedicated his memory placed tens of thousands of negatives. Large sea moisture, the room air-conditioning and dehumidifiers are always open 24 hours. After retiring from the newspaper in 2007, he began to organize their photos, and more ready to take the time to give battlefield photos of the hero of these pictures.
“These photos do not belong to me, it belongs to screen and sacrifice of his comrades and surviving families of martyrs.” Experienced life and death, Candice then take pictures of the “utilitarian heart” has been indifferent.
spacious living room wall, inlaid with large and small frame, her childhood photos, artistic photos of his wife, the family sweet photo, Candice only two photos on the battlefield of life. “I’m not interested in the war.” Candice’s daughter said, “I like those side art pictures.”
14-year-old German black back, “Diana” in the living room dangling, because of body hair were cut, the first extremely large, look strange.
Wang Hong and his wife Yang eagle sitting on the sofa, said: “compared with him, a far cry from my realm of his life did not demand to eat sea cucumber noodles to eat shark’s fin with the same wear 10 dollars rags are no comments, just let him take pictures on the line. “
his wife very distressed,” hard “,” Candice pain is especially high, lumbar disc gave birth to three spurs, the usual people one can not stand, too tired to live in a hospital every year. “
the strong vulnerability of people,” see on television Wenchuan, Zhouqu disaster relief, and suddenly a PLA assault boats to open over, he ground, blood boiling, you call him, turned around, his face tears. “
late at night, 54-year-old photographer some weariness, he comfortably rely on the wooden chair, as if listening to someone else’s story.
senile “Diana,” came over, he ordered, said: “Diana, lie down!” “Diana,” the name of two legs trembled obedient to lying on the ground, the second B disabled veterans laughed and said: “It’s too old, even the door of the two are not go up the stairs.”
Photos: Laoshan front body covered with ammunition, army commando