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Part 18:The First Battle of Changsha

In September 1939, the Japanese army assembled 4 divisions, 2 detachments, a navy and an aviation troops, over 100,000 people in total, to invade Changsha. Xue Yue, Chief Commander of the ninth war zone, mobilized over 30 divisions and 3 marching columns to fight back.After a harsh battle of one month, the Japanese had to retreat. More>>

1. Photo shows the telegram from Guan Linzheng, acting Chief Commander of the fifteenth group army, to Chiang Kai-shek on attacking and occupying Yanglousi on Sept. 16, 1939.

2. Photo shows the telegram from Guan Linzheng, acting Chief Commander of the fifteenth group army, to Chiang Kai-shek on the progress of the battle in Tongcheng and near Xinqiang River on Sept. 23, 1939.

3. Photo shows the telegram from Luo Zhuoying, Frontline Chief Commander of the ninth war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek on the progress and deployment of the battle on Sept. 26, 1939.

4. Photo shows the telegram from Guan Linzheng, Chief Commander of the fifteenth group army, to Chiang Kai-shek on the recapture of Pingjiang on Oct. 6, 1939.

5. Photo shows the telegram from Fan Songfu, General Director of the marching column from border areas of Hunan, Hubei and Jiangxi, to Chiang Kai-shek on the fierce battle situation in places like Taoshugang on Oct. 8, 1939.

6. Photo shows the transit telegram from Xue Yue, Chief Commander of the ninth war zone, to Chiang Kai-shek outlining the battle processes in North Jiangxi on Oct. 26, 1939.

7. Photo shows an outline map on the process of the First Changsha Battle from Sept. 14 to Oct. 6, 1939.

8. Photo shows commanders of Division 195 working on the plan for Caoxie Mountain Battle of Annihilation.

9. Photo shows the battle scene of the recapture of Pingjiang by troops from the ninth war zone.

1. Photo shows the telegram from Guan Linzheng, acting Chief Commander of the fifteenth group army, to Chiang Kai-shek on attacking and occupying Yanglousi on Sept. 16, 1939.

2014-09-27 13:07 By: GMW.cn 
1. Photo shows the telegram from Guan Linzheng, acting Chief Commander of the fifteenth group army, to Chiang Kai-shek on attacking and occupying Yanglousi on Sept. 16, 1939.

1. Photo shows the telegram from Guan Linzheng, acting Chief Commander of the fifteenth group army, to Chiang Kai-shek on attacking and occupying Yanglousi on Sept. 16, 1939. (Photo provided by Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]