Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This Taiwan-sponsored epic war drama follows the heroic 88th Division of the Chinese Army as it resisted the Japanese invasion of Shanghai in 1937. Many large battles are re-enacted using thousands of extras, including the defense of the city of Chapei on the Soochow River. Events leading up to these battles are also shown, beginning with Chinese resistance during the earlier part of the 1937 Japanese offensive.
war, against-all-odds, defense [military], invasion, revolution, territory