Celebrating Army Day*
Right after the Nanchang Uprising our new army was born;
Workers and peasants were happy and proud of their own fighters.
We hold the banner of revolution in our hands,
In the end victory will belong to the people.
* In April 1927, Chiang Kai-shek started a counter-revolutionary coup. On the first of August of the same year, under the leadership of Chou En-lai, Chu The, Liu Po-cheng, Ho Lung and Yeh Ting, there was an armed uprising in Nanchang, Kiangsi Province. The anniversary of this day is now celebrated as Army Day.