Mao's Long March

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In 1934 Mao Zedong led some eighty-six thousand communist followers on an epic journey across China to escape the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-Shek. Tens of thousands died on the year-long retreat, which became known as the Long March. We hear from Zhong Ming, one of the few survivors still alive.

(Photo: Communist leader Mao Zedong (left) during the Long March. Credit: Keystone/Getty Images)

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Thu 1 May 2014 07:50 GMT
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