Veteran guard was responsible for the work of the Japanese surrender, said hall regrets anti-Japanese
Zhao Zhenying. Our reporter Yang Jiaoshe
Nanjing documentary of Zhao Zhenying surrender ceremony.
Neil old photos on the site.
surrender ceremony in Nanjing old photos (top left corner of the officer suspected Zhao Zhenying). [Feature]
freezing point: veterans returning
our reporter Lin Tianhong
this small dark room, put a double bed and a desk would be difficult to turn the ; desk where framed portrait of his wife, smiling, gazing fondly the room owner. In addition to the room quiet or silent, only occasionally from the window came several nearby elementary school children’s frolic on the playground sound.
room owner named Zhao Zhenying, this year has been 93 years old. Old gray-haired, although cane in hand, walking is still faltering. In the past 30 years, he cautious, and even see the street wearing red armbands security, will feel a little fear.
long in the previous years, even his children do not know that their father had been to China a century witnessed the most glorious moment, and which served as a very important role.
1945 年 9 9, the Japanese invasion of China Theater surrender signing ceremony in Nanjing, the Nationalist government hall of the Central Military Academy. This is the Chinese people to resist foreign aggression over the past century’s first victory in this most important historical moments, of the KMT’s new six Army 14 division 40 regiment’s first battalion battalion commander Major Zhao Zhenying, is surrender signing ceremony outside the venue alert person in charge of the work.
This is a major personal history of the most glorious page. But after that, because the KMT officer status, he was labeled as a “counter-revolutionary history,” sentenced to jail, his wife was forced to divorce him. After his release, the elderly have been dwelling in the western suburbs of Beijing residents in a building, and decided never to this “secret” rot in the stomach.
however unintentionally, an old photo from a foreign country, and a notebook filled with signatures, to open this veteran dusty memory. Shenzhen, a private company after hearing the news documentary, which lasted nearly two years, as veterans Zhao Zhenying shot a documentary called “major discovery.”
“history as the aging of the film, the inevitable dust and scratches, and even break.” The company’s executives Dengkang Yan said, “After a lapse of 65 years to recover based national heroes glory, this is our honor. “
picture opened a history
all the stories took place later, in early 2006 with the spring that night, Yan Huan opening the site for the strange.
the 50-year-old Hong Kong, is the architectural design engineer, now lives in Shenzhen. His grandfather Panyu Kun, a former Chinese Expeditionary Force in the Indian Army 50 Division Commander, has participated in the Battle of Shanghai, in northern Guangdong campaign, Burma campaign, is a highly decorated Japanese star.
However, a child, Yan Huan is not very clear history. He only vaguely know, my grandfather was a Kuomintang officer, normally, always quiet, even a bit senile. Until my grandfather died, he did not think my grandfather and other old What is the difference.
chance, Yan Huan see a book about China Expeditionary Force. He was surprised to find that my grandfather’s name was repeatedly mentioned in the book. He solemnly asked his mother, learned of my grandfather spent his whole life.
With a little guilty of foreign companies, Yan Huan began a journey to find witnesses of history. Over the next 10 years, to salvage a little bit with his grandfather about the history, and gradually become a Chinese expeditionary military history researchers.
2006 an early spring evening, as usual, Huan Yan, expeditionary force in the online search and related historical data, inadvertently, he points to open a strange U.S. website.
on this site, displays many of the expeditionary force on the historical data. A page turned down, Yan Huan suddenly discovered the two had never seen their own items.
first item is an old photograph of the top of the “New Army commemorate the opening of the Sixth Army Officers Club on 6 October 1945 in Nanjing,” the words, the background is a photo at the rockery, dozens of Chinese military officers sitting or standing, during which there are several U.S. military officers, some carrying glasses, some cigar, different positions, all filled with the face relaxed look.
second item is a red diary, write a new six military officers in the autograph many, Yan Huan discovered a lot of familiar names. They were all former colleagues or grandfather Panyu Kun men.
Yan Huan quickly contacted the site owner, is an American, called the Ni Erge Dayton South (Neal Gardner). His father Yue Hange Dayton South (JohnGardner), was a new six Army 14 division of a major U.S. liaison officer, died in 1986. To commemorate his father, in 2000, Neil built this site. He brought his father from the battlefield all the information and photos together on top.
Neil consent agreement, these two historical Yan Huan will translate and forward to the Whampoa Military Academy online, and start looking for old photos of these officers. He wanted to know, Who are these strange faces? In the back of the photo, what What is the story?
the next few months, there are several pictures one after another officer contacted the descendants of the Yan Huan. They see this old photos online, and a recognized his father.
but let Yan Huan somewhat disappointed that these photos I have on the officer’s death. The story behind this picture, or will always be a mystery.
However, in April 2008, Huan Yan received a long-distance telephone from Beijing, they talked for over an hour. Then strike call, Yan Huan suddenly realized that in my mind this puzzle, and finally “found the most suitable candidate to answer.”
phone is the son of Zhao Zhao Zhenying Seiichi calling.
this year’s Spring Festival, Zhao Zhenying of a distant relative to the home visit. The young couple on the expedition are quite interested in the history, they search the Internet name of the elderly and the unit designation, inadvertently entered the Whampoa Military Academy network, and see Yan Huan post. In the red this, Zhao Jingyi see his father’s name, although after so many years, his father’s signature has not changed.
Thus, Seiichi Zhao Yan Huan asked to be removed the phone, and in April of this night called it.
After more than an hour in conversation, the Yan Huan surprised to find that, over the phone the old man, claiming to be Panyu Kun’s old subordinates, six military and 14 for the new division of things familiar. Led to his surprise, the old man also told him that he was the September 9, 1945 Japanese surrender ceremony in Nanjing guards responsible person.
down the telephone, Yan Huan “whole body trembling with excitement.” He decided immediately to go to Beijing, met this important historical witness.
2008 年 5 1st, Yan Huan into the western suburbs of Zhao Zhenying home in Beijing, but also from a magnificent historical entered.
witness the glory of the moment
1937 年 7 of 23 May that afternoon, Zhao Zhenying take the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” bus after the last one to leave the home city of Peking.
car full of fleeing refugees and students in Peking. Japanese worried about fire, car head has hung up a white flag. When the slow moving vehicle and the Marco Polo Bridge, Zhao Zhenying even see the Japanese positions in the distance, there is the Japanese officer holding a telescope to watch the train.
railway side, the KMT army positions in the 29th Sino-Japanese military in the confrontation, the imminent war. The bus loaded with civilians slowly passing from the middle ground, this 20-year-old high school graduate, my heart suddenly filled with “humiliation.”
Zhao Zhenying original vision is admitted to Peking University. But with the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” Marco Polo Bridge on the gunshot, this dream was shattered. From that moment, he was, like many passionate young people, gathered to the torrent of anti-Japanese national salvation history, the invaders out of China is determined to.
the next eight years, the young officer fighting footprints all over the provinces – Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong and Yunnan. As the outstanding performance, he was promoted all the way, April 1944, 27-year-old Zhao Zhenying into India and Burma with the Chinese Expeditionary Force operations, it is a major, battalion commander.
despite the war years, but most of the time he served in the military staff. In the Renying Chang after his forces have always been used as a reserve, there is little chance of actually fighting on the battlefield as a soldier, which became his military career in no small regret.
history, however, soon gave him a much-anticipated opportunity.
Zhao Zhenying new six where the KMT army, known as the Kuomintang army, “ace of trump card,” army commander Liao, Chiang Kai-shek’s star pupil. In August 1945, nearing the end of the war, Chiang Kai-shek upon request for a new six military stationed in Nanjing. He wanted to use American equipment Zhezhi fully mighty Japanese to surrender to showcase China’s military might.
1945 年 8 28, Zhao Zhenying the first battalion flew to Nanjing from Hunan Zhijiang. Out of the cabin set foot on land from the moment of Nanjing, Zhao Zhenying and his soldiers destined to go down in history – this is after an arduous eight-year war, the first capital of the Chinese army recovered.1 2 3 Next