Crossing the Great Snowies
Updated: 2004-06-25 15:29
Next was the Great Snowy Mountains that would take
the lives of so many. The 14,000 and 15,000-foot height would kill many men who
would just die for lack of oxygen. Halting at the top proved to be fatal. It was
terrible not to rest, but rest meant death. The best was to sit down and slide.
Let the ice take you to the bottom. Some were lost, catapulted off cliffs, other
suffered broken bones, but many survived. To most of the Red Army, the Snowies
were the worst experience of the Long March.