Blood Red 血染的風采

I always thought the Great Wall should be photographed in red. Blood red. For all the souls lost building it, defending it and fighting it.

"起來, 不願做奴隸的人們
把我們的血肉, 築成我們新的長城"

Gubeikou is such a gateway into Beijing that, from the Mongol to the Cathay, everyone's had a go at it for the past 1500 years. In the Spring of 1933, the invading Japanese Imperial Army launched massive air-raids over the Gubeikou Great Wall. The bloodshed here inspired the chilling 《義勇軍進行曲》"March of the Volunteers" that later became the PRC national anthem.

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