Portrait of Marshal Zhu De, one of the leaders of the Long March. COURTESY OF PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.
Zhu De founded the Red Army. Under his command the Red Army undertook the Long March to Shaanxi Province. During the War of Resistance against Japan (1937–1945, known outside China as the Second Sino-Japanese War) Zhu commanded the Red Army’s northern forces.
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