In October 1938, the Japanese army took Wuhan city, and the city of Changsha got in imminent peril. A young woman, Xiang Xiang (Andy Yang), is introduced by her family to Gu Qingming (Wallace Huo), an officer who returned to defend Changsha. But Xiang Xiang's boldness and Gu Qingming's arrogant pride makes their first meeting like water and fire. Xiang Xiang's family choses someone other than Gu Qingming as her fiance.\ \ On the day of Xiang Xiang's engagement, Chiang Kai-Shek gives the secret order to burn down the city of Changsha, and due to improper direction, the great fire leads to a tremendous disaster. The flourishing ancient city is destroyed overnight. As there's no time to run, numerous people are caught in their sleep and burnt to death, including the entire family of Xiangxiang's fiancé.
And so, on this piece of scorched earth, the heros and children of Changsha, together with the people of Hunan, are facing the challenge of resisting the iron heel of the enemy. Xiang Xiang and Gu Qingming eventually fall in love, but the war is pulling them apart...
Runtime: 60 minutes
Battle of Changsha - Xue Yue - Netflix
Xue Yue (Chinese: 薛岳; pinyin: Xuē Yuè; Wade–Giles: Hsüeh Yüeh; December 26, 1896 – May 3, 1998) was a Chinese Nationalist military general, nicknamed by Claire Lee Chennault of the Flying Tigers as the “Patton of Asia” and called the “God of War” (戰神) by the Chinese.
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Born to a Hakka peasant family in Shaoguan, Guangdong, Xue joined the army in 1914, at the age of 17. When Chiang Kai-shek formed the Whampoa Military Academy years later, Xue was one of the members of the first graduating class. He was one of the most effective nationalist commanders of the Northern Expedition, and was promoted to command the 4th army after the April 12 Incident. During the first stage of the Chinese Civil War, Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek ordered General Xue to lead the Guangdong First Army to attack the Chinese communists during the Fifth Encirclement Campaign against Jiangxi Soviet, forcing them to start the Long March and his forces chased the retreating communists all the way to Sichuan and Guizhou, until the communist forces retreated across the great swamplands and finally escaped to Shaanxi Province. He then turned his forces around and marched unstopped to Central China and defeated the famed Red Army commanders like He Long and Ye Ting of the communist area which they controlled and forced them out of these strongholds. For these accomplishments, Chiang Kai-shek hailed him as “a true example of a Chinese officer”.
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