The Chinese Army 1937–49

World War II and Civil War

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The Chinese Army 1937–49

World War II and Civil War

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Although the Chinese contribution to Allied victory in World War II (1939-1945) is often ignored, China fought the Japanese Empire for far longer than any other belligerent nation. By the time that the Sino-Japanese War became absorbed into the wider conflict at the end of 1941, Chinese armies had already suffered huge casualties and half the country had been lost. By fighting on with Allied support, China tied down a million Japanese troops. After Japan's defeat in 1945, China was immediately plunged back into civil war between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and Mao Tse-tung's Communists; and the latter's victory in 1949 changed the world for the rest of the 20th century and beyond.

Table of Contents

Introduction - background · Chronology · The Chinese Army in 1937 · The Sino-Japanese War 1937–45 · The Chinese Army 1942–45 · The Civil War 1946–49 · Uniforms 1937–45 · Uniforms 1946–49

Product details

Published Jul 13 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841769042
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 49 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 424
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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