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Part Four: Yanmen Pass Ambush

Regiment 716 of Division 120 of the Eighth Route Army hid beside a road south of the Yanmen Pass so as to launch a surprise attack on the Japanese army’s supply carriers between Datong and Daixian and cut off the supply line of enemy troops attacking Xinkou on October 18, 1937. More>>

1. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Ren Bishi on defending Taiyuan and Yanmen Pass and the Eighth Route Army’s operation deployment to Mao Zedong on October 17, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

2. Photo shows the war map of Yanmen Pass Ambush in October, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

3. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on Division 120’s Yanmen Pass Ambush to Zhou Enlai, which was also transferred to Chiang Kai-shek and Yan Xishan, on October 19, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

4. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on Division 120’s battle against Japanese army in Yanmen Pass to Wei Lihuang and Fu Zuoyi on October 20, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

5. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on the Eighth Route Army’s another attack on Japanese army at Yanmen Pass on October 25, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

6. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on Chinese troops’ harassing attack on the panic enemy between Yanmen Pass and Datong to Zhou Enlai, which was also transferred to Yan Xishan on October 29, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

7. Photo shows He Long, Commander of Division 120 of the Eighth Route Army, observing topography in the frontline of Northwest Shanxi Province in October, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

8. Photo shows Japanese army’s automobiles destroyed by Chinese troops south of Yanmen Pass in October, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

1. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Ren Bishi on defending Taiyuan and Yanmen Pass and the Eighth Route Army’s operation deployment to Mao Zedong on October 17, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

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1. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Ren Bishi on defending Taiyuan and Yanmen Pass and the Eighth Route Army’s operation deployment to Mao Zedong on October 17, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

1. Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Ren Bishi on defending Taiyuan and Yanmen Pass and the Eighth Route Army’s operation deployment to Mao Zedong on October 17, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]