HONOR AND GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM!

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of Power!

HONOR AND GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM!

In anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the Day of Heroism, the 19th of June 1986, we reproduce three series of illustrations from the Shining Trenches of Combat alongside (unofficial) English translations of their descriptions.

1. GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION! From the document of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru: „Day of Heroism! 3rd Anniversary“, June 1989.

2. FIERCE IRON RESISTANCE! From the document of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Peru: „Day of Heroism! 3rd Anniversary“, June 1989.

3. GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROIC RESISTANCE! 1st Anniversary“, published by the Peru People‘s Aid, May 1993.

The two publications have in their entirety been reproduced as PDFs in the original Castillian on our website: „DIA DE LA HEROICIDAD! TERCER ANIVERSARIO“ and „DIA DE LA RESISTENCIA HEROICA! PRIMER ANIVERSARO“.

HONOR AND GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM!

THE BLOOD WHICH WAS SHED WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!

DEATH TO THE MISERABLE RATS OF THE 2ND AND 3RD RIGHT-OPPORTUNIST LINES, REVISIONIST AND CAPITULATIONIST!

DEFEND THE LIFE, HEALTH AND INTEGRITY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PRISONERS OF WAR AND POLITICAL PRISONERS!

DEFEND THE LIFE, HEALTH AND INTEGRITY OF COMRADE FELICIANO!

DEFEND THE LIFE, HEALTH AND INTEGRITY OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
A LONG, LONG LIFE TO CHAIRMAN GONZALO!

1. GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR THE PARTY AND THE REVOLUTION!

The inexhaustible bosom of the people nourished them with its sober nourishment and set them on their way.

The class struggle shaped their minds;

and the Party, as the first and highest social form, elevated their political consciousness, arming them with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, Guiding Thought,

empowered their combativeness by organizing them in the People‘s Guerrilla Army

and by fusing them with the masses of the poor peasantry, brought together their bodies and spirits in the inextinguishable forge of the People‘s War.

When they became prisoners of war, they never bowed their knees,

and persisted in combating, mobilizing and producing,

in ardent struggles they transformed the sordid dungeons of the decayed and rotten Peruvian State into Shining Trenches of Combat.

The forceful, accurate and implacable blows of the People‘s War and its unstoppable advance stirred the hyena entrails of the reaction.

The rebellion of the prisoners of war is the unmasking and condemnation, publicly and before the world, of these sinister plans of mass slaughter, in defense of the revolution and of their own lives;

establishing the monumental trilogy of the Shining Trenches of Combat of El Frontón, Lurigancho and Callao, a historical landmark that will further proclaim the greatness of the Day of Heroism.

The supposedly devastating and decisive blow ended up falling on the heads of those who threw it, plunging the fascist and corporativist APRA government and the President, in violation of the norms of his State, into a serious political crisis and great discredit from which they still cannot emerge;

the rebellion of the prisoners of war, at the cost of their own lives, won a great moral, political and military victory for the Party and the revolution, and furthermore, they contributed significantly to the Fulfillment of the Great Leap With a Golden Seal, laying the foundations for the new plan to Develop Bases

the 1st Campaign of which has been the greatest shake-up of the Peruvian State until today and the greatest repercussion of the People‘s War, inside and outside of the country.

Thus, the prisoners of war, as people of history, continue winning battles beyond death, because they live and fight in us as we conquer new victories; we feel their strong and indelible presence, palpitating and shining, teaching us how to give our lives for the Party and the revolution today, tomorrow and always.
CHAIRMAN GONZALO

2. FIERCE IRON RESISTANCE!

„Puka!“ That was the voice of command to go to the man and the gun. To take hostages and conquer weapons.

The combatants at their combat posts, united by our delegates, reaffirmed the Fierce Resistance.

„The genocidal marines are coming!“

Peace Commission: „Nothing is going to happen.“

At the eve of the Fierce Resistance, Ray was the first combatant killed.

The Leadership is thrown down by the explosion, regrouped and continues to combat.

The shockwave of the grenades ripped us out of our trenches, but we came back stronger.

With bazookas they open holes in the walls, holes opened up by the hyenas, holes closed by the combatants.

The Leadership prepares the unbending combatants to further strengthen the Fierce Resistance.

Fierce Resistance on the first floor.

The wounded are transferred through the Shining Trenches of Combat.

Fierce Resistance in the „Bronchial Tubes“.

With the second floor demolished, at dawn, thirsty for more blood, the sinister navy focuses its attack on the kitchen. Heroism is flourishing in abundance.

„Raise your fists, this is how we will die.“

The pus suckers, in their mad desperation, attack with artillery shells, beating cannonfire at the kitchen, but with furious class hatred, an accurate bullet shattered their cannon. The shadows flee.

„The Fierce Resistance has been fulfilled, this has never been done before! It is a great triumph for Chairman Gonzalo, for the Communist Party of Peru! We are all going to die! Honor and glory to the fallen Comrades and combatants! Long live Chairman Gonzalo! Long live the Communist Party of Peru!“, said Colleague Augusto.

In the „Bronchial Tubes“: „We will only leave dead!“

Second floor bathroom: They vomit bazookas, suffocated with stones, tried to storm the pavilion through the bathroom ramp and were surprised. The captain was annihilated.

With arrogance, the puppets demand surrender and get the following resonse: „Surrender your mother! Come in, you cowardly son of a bitch!“

Colleague Augusto, displaying exemplary heroism, gave his life for the Party and the revolution.

Once the Fierce Resistance was completed, approximately 60 colleagues in critical condition were concentrated in punishment cells. They began to take them out one by one, torturing them, receiving shaking agitation as a response, and then shooting them.

„This will not go unpunished! They will pay for this blood we are shedding! The revolution will triumph! We are sweeping them away, we have support bases, over there with the guerrillas they cannot be cowards! They are cowards here, with the prisoners of war! Damn them, the revolution is triumphing and we will triumph!“, said Rigoberto. An officer killed him with a grenade.

The firing squad made us run, each bullet passing through our bodies inflamed us with more class hatred. To Communism, Comrades! To triumph, Comrades!

3. RUHM DEM TAG DES HELDENMUTIGEN WIDERSTANDS!

5th of May. Reunion of the Leadership of the Shining Trench of Combat of 1A and 4B. They assume the firm decision of „Heroic Resistance!“ and the pledge to „Give Your Life for the Party and the Revolution!“.

08:15. The door to the second floor cabin in 1A is blown off. The first colleague falls: Juan Bardález.

12:30. In the third floor cabin in 4B, Colleague César Augusto falls with a gunshot wound to the head.

12:50. The Leadership advances through the ducts from 4B to 1A.

They take the steps leading to the first floor cabin of 1A, clear the way and start climbing.

Reunion of the two Leaderships.

Resistance in 1A.

14:45. The first floor of 1A is retaken with blood and fire. Weapons and a megaphone are confiscated.

16:00. Transfer and return of the colleagues to 4B.

Wednesday, 20:30. Medical attention is given to the injured colleagues in the library on the third floor of 4B.

Resistance on the third floor of 4B.

Friday, 19:00. Evacuation of the wounded begins.

Saturday, 06:00. Resistance on the fourth floor of the warehouse.

Saturday, 08:30. The reaction is requested to respect the written agreements.

Saturday, 12:00. Resistance in the room „Altreverse“ on the second floor. Expansion of the forging.

Saturday, 15:00. Assault on the fifth floor. They barricade themselves again, through blood and fire.

Saturday, 15:30. The reaction intensifies its demolition attack on all floors.

Saturday, 16:45 The Leadership determines: „The Heroic Resistance has been accomplished!“, and decides to go out and unmask the genocide.

Saturday, 17:00. The Leadership comes out first, setting a glorious example with fists raised, singing „The Internationale“, opening the road. They are shot.

Following the lead of the Leadership, the combatants come out agitating and singing.

Selective executions.