• Michael Laxer

Daily LIFT #420


Mao reviews a tank unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Beijing Xiyuan Airport, March 25 1949 -- Daily LIFT #420


Mao reviewed this veteran unit from an American jeep that had been captured from fleeing Nationalist forces. Many at the review were overcome with emotion after years of fighting. The People's Republic of China was proclaimed a few months later that year in October.

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