Armageddon” is a series of films about the three major battles during the Liberation War , shot by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Bayi Film Studio .
Battle of Pingjin ” has three parts and six episodes, “Battle of Liaoning and Shenyang” and “Battle of Huaihai” were released in 1991, and “Battle of Pingjin” was released in 1992.
The three films recreated the three decisive great battles in the War of Liberation with magnificent and realistic momentum.
Drama: Decisive Victory
Native Title: 大决战
Also Known As: Da Jue Zhan
Director: Gao Xi Xi
Aired: Jun 25, 2021 – Jul 26, 2021
Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Original Network: CCTV
Duration: 45 min.
Tang Guo Qiang,Liu Jin,Wang Wu Fu,Su Qing,Yu He Wei,Wang Jin Song
In March 1948, in order to meet the development needs of the situation of the war of liberation, Mao Zedong , Zhou Enlai and Ren Bishi led the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the People’s Liberation Army Headquarters to leave northern Shaanxi to Xibaipo Village, Pingshan County, Hebei Province, where they met with the Central Working Committee led by Liu Shaoqi and Zhu De.
Reunion, here to jointly command the five major battlefields on the north and south fronts – a strategic decisive battle that determines China’s fate and future, this is the three major battles of Liaoshen, Huaihai and Pingjin that shocked the world .
The Central Military Commission and Mao Zedong seized the opportunity of the strategic decisive battle in time, and decided to annihilate the Northeastern Kuomintang Wei Lihuang Group, which was already in trouble, in the first battle.
Lin Biao re-telegraphed the Military Commission, emphasizing that the main force of Dongye might encounter various difficulties when going south, and proposed a campaign plan to attack Changchun first and seek to annihilate Shenyang to aid the enemy.
Although Mao Zedong agreed, he also pointed out that the difficulties of going south should not be emphasized among the cadres, otherwise, once the Wei Lihuang group retreated, they would be mentally passive.
The campaign practice of “attacking the long and attacking the aid” proved that Mao Zedong’s prediction was correct. In July 1948, Lin Biao called the Military Commission and decided to follow Mao Zedong’s advice and go south to the Beining Line to fight.
During this period, Chiang Kai-shek had repeatedly studied the “withdrawal” and “defense” of the Jiang army in the Northeast. For the consideration of political interests, he finally decided to withdraw the main force to Jinzhou, “waiting for the international situation to change”. On September 12, the Liaoshen campaign began.
On October 14, Dongye’s main force launched a general attack on Jinzhou, and it took only 31 hours to conquer Jinzhou, killing more than 100,000 enemies.
At this time, Zheng Dongguo, the deputy commander-in-chief of the Northeast “Suppression General” who was trapped in Changchun, finally led his troops to lay down their weapons after the uprising of the 60th Army and the surrender of the New Seventh Army, and Changchun was peacefully liberated . After our army captured Jinzhou, Chiang Kai-shek personally transferred Du Yuming, intending to retake Jinzhou, but failed. At this time, Liao Yaoxiang lost the opportunity to retreat due to the blocking battle in Montenegro. The Dongye troops divided and surrounded the Liao Yaoxiang Corps in an area of 120 square kilometers. To rule chaos. After two days and nights of fierce fighting, the Kuomintang Ninth Corps was wiped out and Liao Yaoxiang was captured. On November 1st, Dongye captured Shenyang and captured Yingkou on the 2nd, and the great Liaoshen campaign came to an end. 
At the same time as the Liaoshen campaign started, Liu Bocheng, Deng Xiaoping and Chen Yi followed the instructions of the Central Military Commission and started to instigate the Huaihai campaign. On November 6, the Battle of Huaihai started. The East China Field Army promptly cut off the retreat of the Huang Baitao Corps, which was shrinking towards Xuzhou, and surrounded it in the Nianzhuangxu area of Xudong. At the same time, the Central Plains Field Army captured the military powerhouse Suxian, cutting off the land retreat of the Xuzhou Liuzhi Group. Chiang Kai-shek dispatched Du Yuming to return to Xuzhou to fight, and several enemy corps gathered to approach Xuzhou, and the situation of the Huaihai Campaign was extremely severe. The commanders of the Kuomintang and the Communist Party fought wit and courage, and frequently dispatched troops. After more than ten days of fierce fighting, Huang Baitao’s corps was wiped out, Du Yuming’s group was besieged, and Huang Wei’s corps was completely wiped out. Although Chiang Kai-shek tried to rescue Du Yuming’s group in many ways, but because of the lack of fighting spirit in the army, the whole army was finally destroyed, and the decisive Huaihai campaign was won.
Battle of Pingjin
In the autumn of 1948, the Kuomintang “commander-in-chief” in North China, Fu Zuoyi, persuaded Chiang Kai-shek of the importance of defending Pingjin, leaving the 600,000 troops under his command in North China, and obtained the Kuomintang’s party, government, military and economic power in North China.
In order to hold back and annihilate the Fu Zuoyi Group, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China ordered the Northeast Field Army to enter the customs in advance and join the North China Field Army led by Nie Rongzhen to launch the Pingjin Campaign. Soon, Fu Zuoyi’s cronies, the 35th Army, were besieged by the People’s Liberation Army and annihilated in Xinbaocheng. At this time, the People’s Liberation Army not only completed the siege of Zhangjiakou, but also restrained Fu Zuoyi’s main force and Chiang Kai-shek’s three thousand troops. The Northeast Field Army led by Lin Biao entered the customs and joined Nie Rongzhen to complete the siege of Peiping.
After the Battle of Pingjin began, Fu Zuoyi secretly contacted the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China many times for peace talks. After Mao Zedong listed the list of war criminals in his New Year’s speech in 1949, Fu Zuoyi once again sent representatives to negotiate with the CCP, but the negotiation was unsuccessful due to the disparity in the terms proposed by the two sides. Fu believed that as long as he defended Tianjin, he could achieve his goal, so he ordered Chen Changjie to defend Tianjin. At the same time, send representatives to continue negotiations with the CCP. Before the negotiation was over, Tianjin fell, Fu Zuoyi’s illusion was shattered, and he had to announce his acceptance of the agreement for a peaceful settlement of Peiping. On the same day, Chiang Kai-shek issued a “retirement” statement and returned to his hometown, Xikou, Zhejiang. In order to thank Fu Zuoyi for his contribution to the peaceful liberation of Peiping , Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai warmly received Fu Zuoyi in Xibaipo.