My son wanted to go to the zoo, but his father took him to the pigsty. The truth behind it made my nose sour.

  Are you willing to remain anonymous all your life?

  For the first atomic bomb of new China, tens of thousands of scientists and soldiers gave a positive answer to this question more than 60 years ago. They left home and entered Lop Nur, which is known as the "sea of death", and began the years of hard struggle. A few years later, People’s Republic of China (PRC) appeared in front of the world with a brand-new attitude.

Zhang Yunyu son of the general, the first commander of China's nuclear test base, tells the origin of the name of Malan base.

Zhang Yunyu son of the general, the first commander of China’s nuclear test base, tells the origin of the name of Malan base.

  "Husband and wife tree" on Gobi Desert 

  In 1963, Wang Ruzhi, deputy director of the Third Institute of Engineering Research, received a notice from the organization and secretly went to Lop Nur to participate in the nuclear test. She was so excited that she didn’t sleep all night.

  But the next day, she put up with all her emotions and said simply to her husband Zhang Xianglin, "I’m going on a business trip abroad." Zhang Xianglin replied: "Good."

  Two people so calm tunnel don’t.

  Wang Ruzhi entered the base for a few months. One day, she was waiting for the bus under an old elm tree, and she saw a soldier coming with a box in the distance, looking like her husband. When the man approached, her eyes widened in surprise, and it was him!

  On the day of the original farewell, Zhang Xianglin also received the same notice, but both of them kept it a secret and didn’t ask each other much.

  In those months, they have been close at hand, doing the same job, but they don’t know that their beloved is beside them, fighting side by side with themselves.

  General Zhang Aiping, who organized and directed the nuclear test, was deeply moved by this incident and gave the old elm a name — — Couple tree.

  Time flies to 1984. Deng Jiaxian returned to Beijing after completing the 32nd nuclear test in his life. He looked very happy. His wife asked him, "What happened today?"

  Deng Jiaxian could not say, but read a poem: "After twenty years of brave climbing, the second generation canoe has crossed the bridge."

  The lady asked again, "What is the second-generation canoe?" Deng Jiaxian replied: "This is a secret."

  At this time, Deng Jiaxian was suffering from cancer, which was the last nuclear test in his life.

  Before leaving, Deng Jiaxian held his wife’s hand and said, "If there is an afterlife, I will choose China, the nuclear weapons industry and you."

  Many years later, Hu Renyu, an 88-year-old nuclear physics scientist, recalled those years with great emotion. He said, "I think this is an era when revolutionary passion is burning. None of the people who participated in manufacturing wanted to do this for their own future, just for the country."

  Although they were engaged in the most advanced scientific undertakings of the country, at that time, their living environment was desolate and backward.

  "Why is dad here? What is Dad doing here? "

  In 1999, the film "Out of the Sky" first presented the tortuous process of developing the first atomic bomb in China to the public.

  Screenwriter Peng Jichao also won the first prize of the second Xia Yan Film Literature Award for his play Malanchao. At this time, Peng Jichao had lived in Malan base for more than 30 years. During this period, he heard too many touching stories and accumulated too many vivid materials.

  But what Peng Jichao remembered most there was a funeral.

  The protagonist of this funeral is not a scientist or a soldier, but a 12-year-old child.

  Peng Jichao told this story in the program "China in the Story".

  The children in Malan base "play with stones from birth, come home every day, take out a handful of stones from their pockets". They have never seen a swimming pool, and they don’t know what swimming is.

  In the 1980s, with the TV in Malan base, children learned from TV that people could swim.

  One summer, the base began to build a fish pond. A heavy rain made the fish pond store more than one meter of water, and the children were in high spirits and went swimming together. Several children swam home after a while, but one of them, Xiao Ming, stayed there before he had enough fun.

  At dinner, Xiao Ming still didn’t go home, and the adults finally found him in the fish pond who had stopped breathing and heartbeat.

  Peng Jichao recalled that this funeral held in the Gobi Desert gathered hundreds of people.

  Xiaoming’s mother has been crying without tears, so she can only whisper over and over again in a hoarse voice: "Xiaoming, you want to eat cookies, but I didn’t buy them for you;" You want to go to the zoo to see animals, but you haven’t been able to do it yet; We don’t have the toys you want in Malan. "

  On that day, the biscuits in the base were sold out, and all the things that children could play with were sold out.

  After that, the first swimming pool was built in Malan base.

  "Malan’s children grew up with their parents in the Gobi Desert, and they sacrificed the most common and common things in life." Peng Jichao sighed, "From small to large, it is just a few Malan trees and a piece of Malan. They think this is their most beautiful place."

  Zhang Lvtian is the son of General Zhang Yunyu, the first commander of China’s nuclear test base. According to his memory, in the early days of the construction of Malan base, the conditions were difficult. Some children told their fathers that they wanted to go to the zoo, but the fathers had no choice but to take their children to the company’s pigsty to play.

  At that time, a classmate of Zhang Lvtian also followed his parents to Malan base. Just after getting off the bus, he saw the Gobi Desert was black and yellow — — The sandstorm is coming.

  The wind roared by and the child was blown away.

  Zhang Lvtian said: "The soldiers chased out two miles before they were recovered, and both of them became natives."

  The mother hugged the child tightly and wouldn’t let go. She asked her husband, "How did you bring us to this terrible place?"

  The child also cried and asked his mother, "Why do we come to this windy place?"

  While dusting the child with dirt, the mother wiped her tears and said, "Because dad is here."

  This sentence has puzzled the child for many years: why is dad here? What’s Dad doing here?

  It was not until 1964 that the puzzle he thought finally got the answer — — Dad’s career is here. Dad’s career is a national career.

  On October 16th, 1964, at 3pm, a bright light appeared in generate, northwest China, and mushroom clouds soared, and China’s first atomic bomb exploded successfully. Since then, People’s Republic of China (PRC) has its own nuclear shield.

  "Forgive my son for being heartless and unfilial, and do my duty for the motherland." This pair of couplets posted on Malan base is the best portrayal of Malan spirit that "everything can be sacrificed, but national interests cannot be sacrificed".

  Today, a monument symbolizing nuclear test and peace stands in Malan Martyrs Cemetery, where more than 400 revolutionary martyrs are buried. Among them, there are military generals, ordinary officers and men who died in the line of duty, and scientists who died from overwork. At the end of their lives, they still chose to go back there to witness the immortal inheritance of Malan spirit. (Text/Kan Chunyu)