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Part 14: The Battle of Wuhan

Wuhan, a city of strategic importance in Central China, became China’s political and military center after the fall of the capital Nanjing in December 1937. In order to destroy Chinese resistance forces, Japanese aggressors launched an attack on Wuhan in June, 1938. Chinese army counterattacked fiercely in Wuhan and places near the city. More>>

1. Photo shows the combat order for the Fifth Theatre of Operations in July, 1938.

2. Photo shows the telegram from Chen Cheng, Commander of the Ninth Theatre of Operations, on the Chinese army’s deployment in Jiujiang to Chiang Kai-shek on July 14, 1938.

3. Photo shows the telegram from Pei Chung-his, Acting Commander of the Fifth Theatre of Operations, on the Chinese army recapturing Xiaochikou to Chiang Kai-shek on July 31, 1938.

4. Photo shows the telegram from Li Pinxian, Deputy Commander of the Fifth Theatre of Operations, on the battle near Huangmei to Chiang Kai-shek on August 31, 1938.

5. Photo shows the telegram from Chiang Kai-shek praising the bold performance of Chinese troops led by Zhang Zizhong in Huangchuan battle to other officers on September 22, 1938.

6. Photo shows the instructions from Chiang Kai-shek on the guiding thought and disposition of troops in the Battle of Wuhan to generals in Fifth and Ninth Theatres of Operations on September, 24, 1938.

7. Photo shows the telegram from Chiang Kai-shek approving the reward of the Zeng Yisheng regiment of Division 184 to He Yingqin, Minister of Military Affairs on November 17, 1938.

8. Photo shows parade for defending Wuhan by local citizens.

9. Photo shows Hankou destroyed by Japanese forces.

1. Photo shows the combat order for the Fifth Theatre of Operations in July, 1938.

2014-09-16 16:21 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows the combat order for the Fifth Theatre of Operations in July, 1938.

1. Photo shows the combat order for the Fifth Theatre of Operations in July, 1938.

1. Photo shows the combat order for the Fifth Theatre of Operations in July, 1938. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]