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Part 27: The Battle of Changde

At the beginning of November, 1943, in order to pin down Chinese troops’ counterattack on Yunnan, Japanese army launched an attack on Changde area, central China’s Hunan Province, that connected China’s 6th and 9th Theatre of Operations. Under the leadership of Commander Isamu Yokoyama, Japanese forces, with over 100,000 soldiers and over 130 airplanes, fought against defending Chinese troops with 210,000 soldiers and over 100 airplanes in Changde area. More>>

1. Photo shows the military map of the Battle of Changde from November 1 to December 17, 1943.

2. Photo shows the telegram from Meng Guangzhen, Chief of Staff of the 74th Army, on the battle to Liu Fei, undersecretary of the Headquarters of the General Staff, on November 19, 1943.

4. Photo shows the telegram from Mao Jingbiao, Chief of Staff of the 10th Group Army, on battles on the periphery of Changde to the Headquarters of the General Staff on November 28, 1943.

5. Photo shows the telegram from Wang Yaowu, Commander of the 74th Army, on Division 57 Commander Yu Chengwan’s bold fight to capture Changde to Chiang Kai-shek on December 10, 1943.

6. Photo shows the telegram from Wang Jingjiu, Commander in Chief of the 10th Group Army, on the Battle of Changde to Xu Yongchang, Minister of the Headquarters of the General Staff, on January 9, 1944.

7. Photo shows generals of Chinese troops at the frontline of the Battle of Changde.

8. Photo shows Chinese troops in Changde city.

1. Photo shows the military map of the Battle of Changde from November 1 to December 17, 1943.

2014-10-10 16:22 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows the military map of the Battle of Changde from November 1 to December 17, 1943.

1. Photo shows the military map of the Battle of Changde from November 1 to December 17, 1943. (Photo provide by the Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]