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Part 6:Xinkou Battle

At the end of September, 1937, Japanese army Division 5 and part of Kwantung Army broke Chinese troops’ defense line from Yanmen Pass to Pingxingguan and moved forward to attack Taiyuan. The headquarters of the Chinese Second Theatre of Operation decided to wage a defensive battle in Xinkou area. More>>

1.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on Yan Xishan’s and Wei Lihuang’s full agreement on the Eighth Route Army’s battle plan to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 5, 1937.

2.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on the talk over Xinkou operational preparations with Yan Xishan to Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 12, 1937.

3.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on Yan Xishan’s suggestion of the Eighth Route Army’s continuing cutting off the traffic line between Guoxian and Yuanping to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 15, 1937.

4.Photo shows the telegram from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on 9th Army Commander Hao Mengling’s death in the fierce Xinkou Battle to each division on October 17, 1937.

5.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on the Xinkou Battle to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 18, 1937.

6.Photo shows the telegram from Zuo Quan on the friendly forces fighting against the enemy for days to each division on October 20, 1937.

7.Photo shows the artillery position of the Eighth Route Army in Xinkou Battle.

8.Photo shows Japanese army airplane shot down in Xinkou Battle.

1.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on Yan Xishan’s and Wei Lihuang’s full agreement on the Eighth Route Army’s battle plan to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 5, 1937.

2014-09-11 13:22 By: GMW.cn 
1.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on Yan Xishan’s and Wei Lihuang’s full agreement on the Eighth Route Army’s battle plan to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 5, 1937.
1.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on Yan Xishan’s and Wei Lihuang’s full agreement on the Eighth Route Army’s battle plan to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 5, 1937.

1.Photo shows the telegram from Zhou Enlai on Yan Xishan’s and Wei Lihuang’s full agreement on the Eighth Route Army’s battle plan to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on October 5, 1937. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]