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Part 11: The Xiangtangpu Ambush Battle

In late March of 1938, to further destroy the transportation line of the Japanese invaders and trash the Japanese troops that were pressing onto the southeastern Shanxi Province, the 129th Division of the Eighth Route Army decided to organize an ambush battle involving its main force of three regiments at the Xiangtangpu area to annihilate the Japanese transportation convoy and cut off the transportation line of the Japanese troops. More>>

1. Commander of Division 129 of the Eighth Rout Army, Liu Bocheng.

2. Political Commissar of Division 129 of the Eighth Rout Army, Deng Xiaoping.

3. Deputy Commander of Division 129 of the Eighth Rout Army, Xu Xiangqian.

4. The battleground of the Xiangtangpu Ambush in March 1938.

5. Photo shows Division 129 ambushing Japanese forces.

6. Photo shows the report about the victory of Xiangtangpu Ambush from Xu Xiangqian and Deng Xiaoping to Zhu De and Peng Dehuai on March 31, 1938.

7. Photo shows part of trophies from the Xiangtangpu Battle.

8. Photo shows the report about the progress of Xiangtangpu Battle from Liu Bocheng, Xu Xiangqian and Dengxiaoping to group headquarters, Central Military Committee, Zhu De and Peng Dehuai.

1. Commander of Division 129 of the Eighth Rout Army, Liu Bocheng.

2014-09-12 09:52 By: GMW.cn 

1. Commander of Division 129 of the Eighth Rout Army, Liu Bocheng.

1. Commander of Division 129 of the Eighth Rout Army, Liu Bocheng. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]