Lin Biao addresses the Peking (Beijing) celebration rally in 1966. UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER.
Lin Biao was a military leader of the Chinese Communist forces and a propagandist for Mao Zedong. He died under mysterious circumstances in a plane crash in 1971; the plane was headed to Russia, where it was said he intended to defect. He was tried posthumously with the Gang of Four in 1980–81.
Lin Biao was a prominent general at the end of China’s Civil