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24-zig: Lifeline of Resistance War against Japanese in World War II

(Xinhua)    11:11, June 25, 2015


This long exposure photo taken by cellphone on June 24, 2015 shows luminous trails of car headlights winding through a mountainous zigzag in Qinglong County, China's southwest Guizhou Province. The mountainous zigzag, also called 24-zig, which is a section of the famous Stilwell Road, witnessed more than 2000 trucks fully loaded with military supplies passed by daily in World War II. The winding mountain road was finished on 1935. In 1942, U.S. engineering corps renovated it into a part of the Yunnan-Guizhou highway, a section of the Ledo Road, or the Stilwell Road. In the war time, 15000 tons of strategic materials were delivered on the 24-zig every month. Those goods were sent from Ledo of India, via Kunming of China's Yunnan Province and finally arrived in Chongqing, the War Capital of the then Chinese government. The 24-zig is acknowledged as "the lifeline of the Resistance War against Japanese". (Xinhua/Liu Chan)


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