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Part 1: July 7 Incident

On the evening of July 7, 1937, Japanese army in North China carried out so-called military maneuvers near Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge) which was garrisoned by Chinese 29th Route Army, and required to enter Wanping county-seat on Beiping’s (former name of Beijing) southwest suburb on the pretext of searching for a missing soldier, which was refused by the Chinese army. More>>

1. Photo shows the report on the July 7 Incident sent by Feng Zhi’an, Commander of Division 37, and other military officers to He Yingqin, Minister of Military Affairs on July 8, 1937.

2. Photo shows the report on the stalemate between Chinese and Japanese armies during the July 7 Incident sent by Yan Kuan, counselor of Military Affairs Ministry, to He Yingqin, Minister of Military Affairs on July 8, 1937.

3. Photo shows the telegram from Chiang Kai-shek ordering military officers in North China to concentrate forces in Baoding and Shijiazhuang, on July 9, 1937. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

4. Photo shows the report that Japanese army had withdrawn to Fengtai district (Southwest Beijing) and that the 29th Route Army pledge to fight to death in fighting against enemy, which was sent by Song Zheyuan, commander of the 29th Route Army, to Chiang Kai-shek on July 9, 1937.

5. Photo shows Chiang Kai-shek’s telegram stating that the 29th Route Army must keep the determination of fighting to death and prepare actively to Song Zheyuan, commander of the 29th Route Army on July 10, 1937.

6. Photo shows the telegram of the artillery surge request sent by Wan Fulin, commander of 53rd Route Army, to He Yingqin, Minister of Military Affairs on July 13, 1937.

7. Photo shows 29th Route Army commander Song Zheyuan’s report on Japanese army’s constant surges to Chiang Kai-shek on July 27, 1937. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

8. Photo shows the 29th Route Army fighting against intruding Japanese army. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

9. Photo shows Ji Xingwen, commander of Regiment 219. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

1. Photo shows the report on the July 7 Incident sent by Feng Zhi’an, Commander of Division 37, and other military officers to He Yingqin, Minister of Military Affairs on July 8, 1937.

2014-09-01 17:57 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows the report on the July 7 Incident sent by Feng Zhi’an, Commander of Division 37, and other military officers to He Yingqin, Minister of Military Affairs on July 8, 1937.

[Editor:Fanhua]