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Part 30: The Battle of Xiangxi

In April, 1945, over 80,000 Japanese soldiers, under the command of its 20th Army’s commander, launched an attack on western Hunan Province in an attempt to besiege Zhijiang Airport and destroy the forward position of Chinese and US air forces as well as to occupy western Hunan and threat Chongqing so as to escape from final failure in China. Under the command of Ho Ying-chin, Commander-in-Chief of Chinese army, more than 110,000 Chinese soldiers fought against Japanese troops in western Hunan. More>>

1. Photo shows the battle plan of the Chinese Headquarters Department of the Army and the 6th Theatre of Operations to support Wang Yaowu’s army defending Zhijiang in March, 1945.

2. Photo shows the report on enemy situation in western Hunan from Chinese Headquarters of the General Staff on April 7, 1945.

3. Photo shows the command system table of the Fourth Front Army in the Battle of Xiangxi.

4. Photo shows the military map about the situation of Chinese Fourth Front Army and Japanese army before the Battle of Xiangxi on April 8, 1945.

5. Photo shows the report from Ho Ying-chin, Commander-in-Chief of Chinese army, on the combat task allocation of Chinese troops in the Battle of Xiangxi to Chiang Kai-shek on April 24, 1945.

6. Photo shows the telegram on battle situation from Wang Yaowu, Commander-in-Chief of the Fourth Front Army, to Chiang Kai-shek’s staff Qian Dajun on June 3, 1945.

7. Photo shows the casualties statistical table of the Battle of Xiangxi by the Chinese Fourth Front Army between April 9 to June 7, 1945.

8. Photo shows the telegram from Chiang Kai-shek citing soldiers in the Battle of Xiangxi on June 7, 1945.

9. Photo shows Chinese artillerymen in the frontline in western Hunan.

10. Photo shows Chinese and US soldiers loading and unloading ammunition during the Battle of Xiangxi.

1. Photo shows the battle plan of the Chinese Headquarters Department of the Army and the 6th Theatre of Operations to support Wang Yaowu’s army defending Zhijiang in March, 1945.

2014-10-11 15:10 By: GMW.cn 

1. Photo shows the battle plan of the Chinese Headquarters Department of the Army and the 6th Theatre of Operations to support Wang Yaowu’s army defending Zhijiang in March, 1945.

1. Photo shows the battle plan of the Chinese Headquarters Department of the Army and the 6th Theatre of Operations to support Wang Yaowu’s army defending Zhijiang in March, 1945. (Photo provided by the Second Historical Archives of China)

[Editor:Fanhua]