by Callum McNee
The battle is over, the smoke gradually clears now as Shandong becomes visible once more. The battle was vicious, the fighting some of the most overwhelming and one sided since the six day war, and thousands of survivors will never forget what they went through together as brothers.
I am here standing on some of the bomb wrecked ground where the last battle was fought. Here was where the hammer blow fell the hardest. But what was the war all about? I interviewed General Qing to find out more, here are some things that he said - for you to read and imagine him saying for yourself.
"Our enemy were well organised, and they threatened our very existence. We had to strike fast, and were fortunate to have our Russian allies with us to bring much needed technology, technological expertise, planning abilities, modern military tactics, and the ability to actually frighten people." "...and we needed them, our enemy were so stealthy. To the dozens of people we invited to watch and even those forced to watch on every news broadcast for over a week, it must have appeared that we were attacking empty fields, beaches and areas of ocean occupied only by krill. Of course in that case it would have been a ridiculous waste of money and proof of nothing much at all. However, I can assure you, the fighting was real."
Enemy naval forces move into attack position
The war lasted for about a week. No one is sure how many died; we can only assume that all the enemy were obliterated into dust, as no bodies or damaged vehicles have been found. However we do know for sure that no casualties were received on the Russian side, and that they are looking forward to their southern, more populated neighbour doing most of the actual fighting for them in the future.
"It's an arrangement that makes us all very happy," stated Field Marshall Mishkin, who had bizarrely just enjoyed a victory parade through his arms export company in Habarovsk near the Chinese border.