Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

Communist Propaganda of the 20th Century

propaganda - 'noun', information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view (Compact Oxford Dictionary).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mountains and Rivers Make Way: The Chengtu-Kunming Railroad in Photographs.

Mountains and Rivers Make Way: The Chengtu-Kunming Railroad in Photographs.  Paperback booklet published by Foreign Languages Press Peking 1976.  All text is in English.

Following the route of the Red Army on its Long March in 1934-35, fighters of the PLA railway corp scale steep cliffs

In the spirit of self-reliance and hard work, the railway builders grow vegetable in order to lighten the burden of supply on the local inhabitants.

Carrying heavy equipment up a mountain.

The way to the work-site was often perilous.

Each step forward is made with tremendous effort.

Battling on the face of a sheer cliff.

A passageway carved deep into a cliff and a chain bridge spanning a rock chasm.

Large machinery on the way to a work-site.

Piping water up a mountain.

The project received the active support of the local people.  Militia women here take on a job of quarrying rock.

Precipitous cliffs and perilous terrain cannot hold back these workers, determined as they are to drive through the hundreds of mountains.

Complex geological conditions made the round-the-clock work of tunnelling extremely difficult, and the intrepid railway builders exerted untiring efforts to accomplish the task.

Battling in water.

A 60-metre pier under construction.

Working at high altitudes on a rope ladder.

Clearing treacherous rocks to ensure safe passage.

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