Thursday, March 16, 2006
The Long March
One of the most significant events of the 20th century, was The Long March. It was the retreat, in 1934, of the Chinese Communists under Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai from the forces of Chiang Kai-Shek. It became the stuff of legend and the great myth undergirding the Communist regime in China. Only a fifth of those who set out survived the 8,000 mile journey. Sun Shuyun has set out in search of the handful of surviving veterans.