ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

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Re: ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

Post by 79seconds » 08 Jun 2022 08:48

Here comes the answer.

001. Marshal ZHU De (1886-1976)

002. ZHOU Enlai (1898-1976)

003. Marshal PENG Dehuai (1898-1974)

004. Marshal HE Long (1896-1969)

005. Marshal CHEN Yi (1901-1972)

006. Marshal LIN Biao (1907-1971)

007. Marshal NIE Rongzhen (1899-1993)

008. Colonel General WANG Zhen(1908-1993)

009. BO Gu (1907-1946)

010. Brigadier General WANG Changjiang (1899-1978)

011. L-R: Colonel General HE Bingyan (1913-1960), Marshal HE Long, H. Forman, Colonel General PENG Shaohui (1906-1978)

012. L-R: Major General ZUO Qi (1911-1998), Major General CHEN Waiou (1910-1984), Lieutenant General LIU Zhuanlian (1912-1992)

013. Major General ZUO Qi (1911-1998)

014. Colonel General ZHAO Erlu (1905-1967)

015. FR L-R: GAO Shiyi (1895-1968), Colonel General HE Bingyan (1913-1960); BR L-R: Lieutenant General LIAO Hansheng (1911-2006), H. Forman

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Re: ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

Post by 79seconds » 08 Jun 2022 09:26

016. L-R: Marshal PENG Dehuai, Marshal ZHU De, Marshal YE Jianying (1897-1986), Marshal NIE Rongzhen, Marshal CHEN Yi

017. Major General ZENG Mei (1914-2015)

018. 2nd from right: Lieutenant General LIU Zhuanlian (1912-1992)

019. Major General SONG Chengzhi (1917-2010)

020. Marshal ZHU De and Colonel David D. Barrett (1892-1977)

021. MAO Zedong (1893-1976) and H. Forman

022. General 1st Class YEN Hsi-shan (1883-1960) (KMT) and H. Forman

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Re: ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

Post by Wessel » 08 Jun 2022 14:02

Thanks 79 seconds.

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Re: ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

Post by 79seconds » 09 Jun 2022 07:45

Wessel wrote:
08 Jun 2022 14:02
Thanks 79 seconds.
You're welcome Wessel.

It seems there is a blank of the entries for high ranking officers in CPC army in Wiki. Actually PRC had established a firm military ranking system in 1955-1965 for their armed forces on basis of the Soviet model with some localizations. There were 1614 officers that reached the ranks of general or admiral in due course.

Those in H. Forman's pictures were some of them. I do have some basic knowledge about these officers and love to share if you are interested.

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Re: ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

Post by Wessel » 10 Jun 2022 09:08

Thank you, but my main interest is Third Reich although I became interested in recent Chinese history when teaching English in Taiyuan and Dongying. My grasp of Chinese is very slight!

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Re: ID of the Chinese officers in Harrison Forman's photograph album

Post by 79seconds » 10 Jun 2022 16:46

Wessel wrote:
10 Jun 2022 09:08
Thank you, but my main interest is Third Reich although I became interested in recent Chinese history when teaching English in Taiyuan and Dongying. My grasp of Chinese is very slight!
Oh the two provinces you chose to stay at were two major battle fields during Sino-Japanese war, as occupied areas.

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