Episode of Series “Biography”.
Traces Mao Tse Tung’s life from his birth in Hunan Province, 1893, to becoming leader of Communist China. In 1920 he set out to gain control of China, in 1949 he proclaimed the birth of the communist regime in China. Shows how he gained leadership, banished Chiang Kai-Shek and his armies from the mainland, fought the U.N. forces to a stalemate on the 38th parallel, and presented a challenge to the western world. Narrated by Mike Wallace.
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)