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Memorial of Eighth Route Army Office

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Memorial Hall
Closing in 45 mins Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-4:30pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1 hour
Address: 185 Jiuquan Rd, Chengguan Qu, Lanzhou Shi, Gansu Sheng, China, 730030
Phone: 0931-4659783 0931-4659713

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The Eighth Route Army Lanzhou Office Memorial Hall is located in 314 Jiuquan Road, Lanzhou City, is based on the site of the only revolutionary memorial hall in Lanzhou City, the courtyard each house is wooden board core antique doors and windows, the three courtyards, blue brick room ridge, typical Lanzhou residential style. The Eighth Route Army office in Ganzhou (later renamed the National Revolutionary Army 18 Group Army office) was established by our Party in Lanzhou, the Kuomintang-ruled area during the Anti-Japanese War. Due to historical reasons, the office has two sites of activity in Lanzhou. In 1937 5, the party Central Committee dispatched 7 comrades such as Zhang Wenbin, Penggaren and Zhu Ryosai to Lan to prepare for the establishment of the Red Army Liaison Office, and the location was located at 54 Nantan Street (current mutual aid lane 2). With the development of the domestic revolution and the establishment of the second cooperation of the country, the official name of the office was' the eighth army garrison ', and it was moved to the tsuruyu Ji Temple 32 (present sakusenji road 185) in 1938 2, and it was withdrawn to Yanan by the order of the central party in 1943 11. Under extremely difficult and difficult conditions, the Eighth Route Army Office in Gansu, under the leadership of the Central Committee of the Party and the representative of Comrade Mao Zedong, Xie Jue-ching, the first Chief of the Army, Penggaren, and the second Chief of the Army, has persisted in fighting for more than six years, and has accomplished all the tasks entrusted to it by the Party with outstanding success: Propaganda and establishment of the Party's anti-Japanese national united front; Organize and promote the development of the anti-Japanese rescue movement in Gansu; actively rescue and shelter the Red West Road soldiers and soldiers scattered in the Gansu and Qingdao regions; transport large numbers of progressive youth to Yan'an to join the revolution; Assist and guide Gansu Working Committee to expand the Party's underground organization; at the same time, it also undertakes the reception tasks of Party cadres to and from the Soviet Union and Xinjiang and the transfer of materials before the anti-Japanese branch. The only place in Lanzhou where dozens of veteran revolutionaries, including the leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, the international friend Okanoi, Aria Khan, and Lee De, lived, such as Zhou Enlai, Ren Tong, Wang Jiaxiang, Li Xiannian, Deng Yingchao, Xu Guangda, Mao Zemin, and so on. The beloved Comrade Zhou Enlai is praised as "the reception station of the revolution, the command post of the battle".

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Eighth Route Army Office Memorial Hall is a public office established in Jiangtong District by the Communist Party during the period of the Second United Front. Many veteran proletarian revolutionaries -- such as Xie Juezai, Peng Jialun, and Wu Xiuquan -- have worked here in leadership roles. In the memorial hall, there are over 150 revolutionary heritage items as well as over 170 photos. It is an important educational base for nationalism and revolutionary traditions.
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