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Part 17:The Battle of Sui-Zao

In late April 1939, three divisions and a cavalry brigade of the Japanese army with a total of 113,000 soldiers launched a long-range raid, with the aim to wipe out main force of the fifth war zone of China in Sui County and Zaoyang in Hubei. More>>

1. Photo shows an order from the fifth war zone on April 30, 1939.

2. Photo shows the telegram from Zhang Zizhong, Chief Commander of the right group army of the fifth war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek on progress of the battle on May 8, 1939.

3. Photo shows the telegram from Li Zongren, Chief Commander of the fifth war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek on progress of the battle on May 12, 1939.

4. Photo shows the telegram from Li Zongren, Chief Commander of the fifth war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek on troop deployment on May 21, 1939.

5. Photo shows the telegram from Li Zongren, Chief Commander of the fifth war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek on the process of the battle on May 22, 1939.

6. Photo shows the telegram from Chiang Kai-shek to Li Zongren, Chief Commander of the fifth war zone, on hampering and harassing the enemies after their Southward retreat from Sui County and Zaoyang on May 25, 1939.

7. Photo shows an outline of the process of the Battle of Sui-Zao from May 1 to May 20, 1939.

8. Photo shows the Chinese troops entering Zaoyang.

1. Photo shows an order from the fifth war zone on April 30, 1939.

2014-09-23 17:47 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows an order from the fifth war zone on April 30, 1939.

1. Photo shows an order from the fifth war zone on April 30, 1939. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]