In 1938, the Japanese bombed Henan Laojuntai, 13 shells all become “dumb bombs”, why?

2022-06-06 0 By

On June 1, 1938, the Invading Japanese army, which had just occupied Bozhou, Anhui Province, led a large number of troops and broke into Luyi County, Zhoukou, Henan Province with great strength and strength, instantly breaking the peace of the small city.Within hours, luyi county was bombarded with artillery and machine-gun fire, as houses and walls collapsed under heavy Japanese fire, sending dust and flames into the sky.Soon, the towering old gentleman, also became the main target of the Japanese attack.Because it mistook it as a military stronghold of the Chinese army, the Japanese continuously launched 13 shells in the past, have to blow up the old gentleman tai potential.However, to everyone’s surprise, the old Juntai turned out to be nothing, and even the projectiles launched out also became squibs.Out of curiosity, the Japanese boldly into the old gentleman view, the results of the next second was scared to kneel down kowtows apology.So what did they see?And where did those 13 shells end up?Since the outbreak of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, most of China has been involved in the endless war, and in order to realize the plan of “three months to destroy China”, the Japanese invaders have created a number of shocking the whole country and the world, a variety of crimes too numerous to record!In 1938, the war situation continued to deteriorate, most of the Central Plains were unfortunately occupied by the Japanese army, Anhui Bozhou is one of them.At the end of May of the same year, under the cover of artillery fire, the Japanese army broke through the defensive line set up by the Kuomintang army and surrounded the county. Finally, Bozhou was captured.June 1, the Japanese sent under the 4th cavalry Fujita brigade plateau regiment, and began to henan Zhoukou luyi county attack.The news quickly spread to the city, the Kuomintang county government and Baoantuan learned that they did not hesitate to choose to abandon the city to escape, and the villagers in order to live, also have to take refuge outside the city.Soon, the Japanese troops have arrived at the east of luyi County camp village, because do not understand the situation inside the city, worried that there will be hidden Chinese troops, so they stopped at a place three kilometers away from the city wall.Looking out over Luyi county from above, the Japanese found that most of the houses were so low that it would have been easy to bomb.But there are also two towering structures that look oddly like Fortifications built by the Chinese army.As a precaution, the Japanese ordered gunner Taro Meikawa to attack the tall building on the left first.With a loud bang, the walls of the high-rise building were instantly blown to pieces, and dust flew everywhere.Seeing this scene, the Japanese troops cheered, as if greatly encouraged, and then, Taro Mekawa turned the muzzle, toward the right of the platform.He confidently fired his first shot, only to wait a few seconds and hear nothing.Taro Mekawa fired eleven more shells in a row, and the last was the same.This is not only him, even around the Japanese army also began to have some confused, before they have not encountered such a situation, is that the high platform is made of steel?When they are guessing what is going on, next to the Japanese commander is angry, he felt that Taro Meichuan aimed ability is not good, simply kick people to the side, their own battle, and launched the thirteenth shell on the high platform.Everyone pricked up their ears, but there was no explosion.Is really strange strange, other places are a blast on the collapse, how to change here squib?With the full of doubt, the Japanese leader quickly let the gunner to the other direction of the county fired shells, the results of every round is shaking.In order to find out what was going on, the Japanese immediately assembled their troops and attacked the high platform.As they drew nearer, they found that the cannonballs had fallen on the roof, stuck in the walls, clamped among the branches of the trees, or planted side down in the ground, but none of them broke.The Japanese officer was very confused. At this moment, a nearby scout suddenly said: “Sir, could it be the gods of the palace?”The officer verbally rebuked him for his nonsense, but was greatly disturbed. He ordered someone to look into the situation, and the soldiers quickly climbed onto the platform.And after seeing clearly above the font, the soldiers suddenly stared big eyes, the original name here is Lao Jun tai, or too old jun sheng Sendai.As the Japanese were also faithful, they knelt at the door of the hall and kowtowed repeatedly to Lao Tzu’s idol, muttering to themselves as if begging him to forgive their offenses.After the Japanese qi qi pack up their weapons, quickly evacuated the old Gentleman, towards the other direction.What they did not know was that the old King’s platform was the ammunition depot of the defenders of the city, and if a single shell hit it, the whole town would be scorched, and not only the people but also the people would be killed and wounded.Why is the old Platform intact?The news that Old Juntai had been hit unscathed by thirteen shells soon spread to all the counties and villages in a ten-mile radius.Everyone is guessing, it is by what resist the Japanese thirteen shells?Is there really some divine protection from the suffering of war?No one knows.As the fighting gradually subsided, people who had fled from Luyi county began to return to their hometown from other places.They came to the old jun tai around, see here still left before the Japanese artillery shells, quickly told the charity of the president Zhao Wancheng.Cho sent his brother, along with a few students, to help unload all the shells that were scattered here and there, armed with dung baskets and grappling hooks, and then buried them on the spot.The danger was gone, and the villagers went back to their former lives of peace, and forgot all about it.For the outside world, however, the saga is far from over. There are still many people who want answers.In the 1970s, for example, several Chinese artillery and experts traveled thousands of miles to Luyi to find out the real reason why the guns didn’t work.Through observation, they feel that the Japanese artillery may have too far range, the position of the old gentleman is also high, so they failed to hit.For this statement, many people do not agree with, after all, there was a tall building was also instantly blown down, how to explain this?Experts at that time also can not give an exact statement, but bitterly left, because of this, old Juntai added a bit of bizarre color.In 1983, the old story was retold with the appearance of an elderly Japanese man.At that time to see a sad look of the old man seems to be confessing to the god of the old gentleman, others out of curiosity will come forward to ask some, the results were told a shocking secret, the identity of the old man is not simple, he actually was once shelling the old gentleman tai gunner Mei Chuan Taro!After communicating with Meikawa taro, the public learned that he was more lucky than other soldiers to return home alive after the war.And since experienced that bizarre “dumb bomb” after the incident, Meichuan Taro also personally experience laozi’s “power” and “divine power”.Back in Japan, he began to worship Laozi, and even managed to find his book, Tao Te Ching, and began to read word for word.Every time he saw such philosophical sentences as “misfortune lies in happiness” and “doing nothing is all for nothing”, and understood the profound thoughts contained in them, Meikawa Taro would worship Laozi even more.At the same time, he also felt that the war of aggression against China is true and shameless, if there is a chance, he would like to personally come to Lao Zi to repent, hoping to get the forgiveness of the Chinese people.Fortunately, with the gradual friendship between the two countries and China’s reform and opening up, Mr. Umekawa finally found an opportunity.He proposed that he wanted to visit Lao Zi’s hometown, and then he went all the way to Lao Jun Tai, and climbed the 33 steps step by step to worship in front of Lao Zi’s stone statue.Returning to this land after a lapse of more than 30 years was a rare and impressive experience for Mekawa.In 1997, when He was already in his seventies, Taro Umekawa, who had never forgotten Luyi prefecture, traveled thousands of miles to this place again in September to confess to Lao Juntai.However, different from last time, he brought back a stone tablet, the tablet in Japanese, English, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese each wrote a sentence “we wish the world human peace”!After his return, Meikawa fell ill and died soon after.There is no doubt that The arrival of Meikawa Taro, for the unjust war of aggression against China to provide more powerful proof, but also make the story of Old Juntai more true.But according to Taro Mekawa, his unit fired 13 at the old Gundae, but the locals only found 12. What happened to the last one?Experts and scholars searched for answers for five or six years, but it was not until 2003 that the matter finally came to light.In September of that year, due to days of rainy weather, the mountain gate of Laojuntai, 15 meters to the west of the West Hall, was soaked by rain for a long time and accidentally collapsed.At the same time, more than a hundred meters of the wall began to crack, and the glaze of the rubble and blue bricks had peeled off, some of which had even weathered away.Seeing the building in a precarious state, the Henan Bureau of Cultural Heritage immediately allocated funds and dispatched a construction team to repair it, when they unexpectedly found a rusty shell in the rubble.As soon as the news came out, it shocked the whole county and even the whole province. Soon the relevant technical personnel began to carry out professional identification on it, and finally determined that it was the thirteenth shell that had “disappeared” for a long time. At the beginning, it was not hit to the old king platform, but hit into the soil.Because the cannonball had been corroded for a long time, it was not convenient to keep, so it was handed over to the county’s armed forces to detonate.What no one expected was that the shell had been buried for nearly 70 years and was still powerful after it detonated.After this incident, more and more people are more curious about the Old Juntai, they are more and more eager to know, after those shells hit, why on earth did not blow up?Some people think it was just a fluke, a coincidence.Of course, most people are still more willing to believe that this is the “old gentleman” appear, bless Luyi from the suffering of war.For historians of literature, more attention is paid to Lao Tzu’s thinking about the war.Lao Zi once said, “the soldier is not known, or evil, so the Dao is not”, at the same time he felt that “soldiers are not known, have to use it, calm for the top”!In Laozi’s opinion, although the military leather is a tool to kill, it will inevitably be damaged when it moves, which is contrary to the noble morality.However, if you are a king, you must keep an army.In the face of unjust war, we can use military force to defend ourselves and our nation.Because the Japanese army’s invasion of China was unjust and did not accord with the original intention of Tao, it was in accordance with Tao that Chinese soldiers and civilians should also take up arms to carry out a just self-defense war in case of no other choice.Finally, the Japanese army fell a crushing defeat, and this living example is also telling the world and every country, we must strengthen the consciousness of national crisis, otherwise backward will be beaten.Although we yearn for peace, we will never forget history. Only by improving our comprehensive strength can we remain invincible.