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Part 22: Hundred Regiments Battle

The battle broke out in north China in the summer of 1940 as the Communist Party of China mustered a force of more than 200,000 to attack enemy strongholds and destroy their supply lines. On Aug. 20, a nighttime surprise attack led to huge losses on the Japanese side. Two Japanese girls were rescued amid the gunfire and taken care of by Chinese soldiers before being sent back to the Japanese base. More>>

1. Photo shows preparatory order from Zhu De, Peng Dehuai and Zuo Quan about Zhengding-Taiyuan Railway Battle, July 22, 1940.

2. Photo shows a strategic deployment map by staff section of the Eight Route Army Headquarters, August 1940.

3. Photo shows the telegram about rewarding heroes in the Hundred Regiments Battle as well as combat deployment from Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping to the whole military region, September 2, 1940.

4. Photo shows the Eighth Route Army Headquarters’ summary report about the battle reprinted in New China News, September 8-12, 1940.

5. Photo shows the telegram about troops deployment for the second stage of the battle from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai to Chiang Kai-shek, September 22, 1940.

6. Photo shows the conclusion report about the battle from Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping to Mao Zedong, Zhu De and Wang Jiaxiang, November 15, 1940.

7. Photo shows the statistical report on logistical support from all counties in central Hebei during the battle and the enemy losses, November 15, 1940.

8. Photo shows the telegram about the exploits of the battle from Zhu De and Peng Dehuai to Zhou Enlai and Ye Jianying and transferred to Chiang Kai-shek, December 21, 1940.

9. Photo shows deputy commander in chief of Eight Route Army Peng Dehuai commands troops at the front in 1940.

10. Photo shows a summary report about the battle by the headquarters of Shanxi-Chahaer- Hebei Military Area, January 26, 1940.

1. Photo shows preparatory order from Zhu De, Peng Dehuai and Zuo Quan about Zhengding-Taiyuan Railway Battle, July 22, 1940.

2014-09-28 16:44 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows preparatory order from Zhu De, Peng Dehuai and Zuo Quan about Zhengding-Taiyuan Railway Battle, July 22, 1940.

1. Photo shows preparatory order from Zhu De, Peng Dehuai and Zuo Quan about Zhengding-Taiyuan Railway Battle, July 22, 1940. (Photo provided by the State Archives Administration of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]