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Part 12: Taierzhuang Great Victory

In March 1938, the main force of Japanese army launched an onslaught on Taierzhuang. The second group army, as the main Chinese force led by Li Zongren together with Tang Enbo’s division of Chiang Kai-shek’s central army, fought fiercely against the Japanese army. Taierzhuang Great Victory was the first major victory in frontline battlefield in the Anti-Japanese War. More>>

1. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Zhen, Chief Commander of the 22nd group army, and other army leaders to Chiang Kai-shek on making a last-ditch defense at Teng County on March 18th, 1938.

2. Photo shows the telegram from Tang Enbo, Chief of the 20th corps, to Chiang Kai-shek on the battle at the north part of Jinpu Road on March 20th, 1938.

3. Photo shows the telegram from Pang Bingxun, Chief of the 3rd corps, to Chiang Kai-shek on the crushing defeat of Japanese Itagaki troops on March 22, 1938.

4. Photo shows the telegram from Li Zongren, Commander of the 5th war zone, to military order department on the battle of 31st Division at Taierzhuang on March 22nd, 1938.

5. Photo shows the telegram from Li Zongren, Commander of the 5th war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek on Japanese Army putting poison gas into use inside Taierzhuang on April 6, 1938.

6. Photo shows the telegram from Chiang Kai-shek to Li Zongren, Commander of the 5th war zone, and other army leaders requiring them to exterminate all enemies on April 12, 1938.

7. Detailed report on 2nd group army performance at Taierzhuang battle in 1938.

8. Photo of Li Zongren, Commander of the 5th war zone.

9. Photo shows Chinese army heading for the frontline at Taierzhuang.

10. Photo shows soldiers in Taierzhuang vowing to safeguard the battle field until death.

1. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Zhen, Chief Commander of the 22nd group army, and other army leaders to Chiang Kai-shek on making a last-ditch defense at Teng County on March 18th, 1938.

2014-09-12 09:57 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Zhen, Chief Commander of the 22nd group army, and other army leaders to Chiang Kai-shek on making a last-ditch defense at Teng County on March 18th, 1938.

1. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Zhen, Chief Commander of the 22nd group army, and other army leaders to Chiang Kai-shek on making a last-ditch defense at Teng County on March 18th, 1938.

1. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Zhen, Chief Commander of the 22nd group army, and other army leaders to Chiang Kai-shek on making a last-ditch defense at Teng County on March 18th, 1938. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]