Chinese Soldier vs Japanese Soldier

China 1937–38

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Chinese Soldier vs Japanese Soldier

China 1937–38

Description

In July 1937, the Marco Polo Bridge Incident sparked a bloody conflict between Chinese and Japanese forces that would rage across China and beyond for more than eight years.

The two sides' forces brought very different strengths and limitations to the conflict. In 1937 China was divided into factions, each controlled by warlords with independent forces, and there was no unified Chinese army. In order to fight the Japanese Chiang Kai-shek, the nominal leader of Nationalist China, was compelled to do deals with these regional powers. For their part, the Japanese employed ground forces broadly comparable to those fielded by Western powers, including modern artillery and tanks. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon an array of sources, this study investigates the origins, training, doctrine and armament of the Chinese and Japanese forces who fought in the opening stages of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Table of Contents

Introduction / The opposing sides / Combat 1 / Combat 2 / Combat 3 / Analysis / Aftermath / Bibliography / Index

Product details

Published Oct 18 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472828224
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Combat
Short code CBT 37
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Benjamin Lai

Benjamin Lai was born in Hong Kong, educated in th…

Illustrator

Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

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