Red Culture Museum-The Qinggangpo Battle Site Cultural Park

Red Culture Museum

The Qinggangpo Battle Site Cultural Park

by Live in Guizhou


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After the Zunyi Conference, the Central Red Army made a strategic plan to cross the Yangtze River northwards and join forces with the Red Fourth Army in Sichuan. The enemy troops closely pursued, attempting to encircle and annihilate the Red Army. On January 28, 1935, at dawn, a fierce battle broke out at Qinggangpo, Tucheng, by the Chishui River. This battle bought time for the first crossing of the Chishui River and marked the beginning of the series of strategic victories in the Four Crossings of the Chishui River.

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In the Battle of Qinggangpo, the Red Army annihilated over 3,000 enemy troops and suffered a similar number of casualties. The battle was remarkable as it involved the participation of two generations of the Party’s core leadership, three Presidents of the Republic, a Premier of the State Council, five Ministers of National Defense, seven founding Marshals, and over 500 founding Generals. This level of leadership participation in a single battle is extremely rare in world military history, making the Battle of Qinggangpo known as “the battle with the highest level of participation in our military history”.

To commemorate the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Battle of Qinggangpo, Xishui County began protecting the site from 1980 and constructed the Qinggangpo Red Army Martyrs’ Cemetery. In 2016, the cemetery was listed in the sixth batch of national-level martyr memorial facilities. In 2017, the reconstruction and expansion project of the Qinggangpo Battle Site Cultural Park commenced. It has now been developed into a comprehensive cultural park, integrating site displays, a memorial square, an underground exhibition hall, surrounding landscape greening, and other supporting facilities.