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Part 29: The Battle of Hengyang

At the beginning of 1944, Japanese army launched the “Operation ICHIGO” (also called the Henan-Hunan-Guangxi Battle in China) with the main force of Japanese army in China in an attempt to open up the land traffic line and rescue isolated Japanese troops in Southeast Asia. And the Battle of Hengyang was the fiercest one. More>>

1. Photo shows the battle map of the 9th Theatre of Operations from May 25 to October 10, 1944.

2. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Lianzhong, Commander of the 6th Theatre of Operations, on Chinese army’s casualties to Chiang Kai-shek on June 26, 1944.

3. Photo shows the telegram from Sun Lianzhong, Commander of the 6th Theatre of Operations, on the enemy’s poison gas attack to Chiang Kai-shek on July 6, 1944.

4. Photo shows the battle map copied by Air Council on the Chinese and US ally’s air attack on Japanese army and US air force’s air-drop to support defending Chinese troops in Hengyang to the Headquarters of the General Staff on July 20, 1944.

5. Photo shows the telegram from Xue Yue, Commander of the 9th Theatre of Operations, on the Chinese air force’s fight in the battle to Chiang Kai-shek on July 27, 1944.

6. Photo shows the report on Chinese Army 10 in the Battle of Hengyang in November, 1944.

7. Photo shows Chinese troops rushing to Yumushan Mountain.

8. Photo shows Japanese troops rushing into Hengyang.

1. Photo shows the battle map of the 9th Theatre of Operations from May 25 to October 10, 1944.

2014-10-11 13:29 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows the battle map of the 9th Theatre of Operations from May 25 to October 10, 1944.

1. Photo shows the battle map of the 9th Theatre of Operations from May 25 to October 10, 1944. (Photo provide by the Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]