Chinese Warlord Armies 1911–30

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Chinese Warlord Armies 1911–30

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Discover the men behind one of the most exotic military environments of the 20th century. Humiliatingly defeated in the Sino-Japanese War 1894-95 and the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, Imperial China collapsed into revolution in the early 20th century and a republic was proclaimed in 1912. From the death of the first president in 1916 to the rise of the Nationalist Kuomintang government in 1926, the differing regions of this vast country were ruled by endlessly forming, breaking and re-forming alliances of regional generals who ruled as 'warlords'.

These warlords acted essentially as local kings and, much like Sengoku-period Japan, a few larger power-blocks emerged, fielding armies hundreds of thousands strong. This book, the first detailed, illustrated guide to do so, studies each great warlord in turn, as well as the organization of their forces which acquired much and very varied weaponry from the west, including the latest French air force bombers. They were also joined by Japanese, White Russian and some Western soldiers of fortune which adds even more color to a fascinating and oft-forgotten period. The fascinating text is illustrated with many rare photographs and detailed uniform plates by Stephen Walsh.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Chinese Imperial Army 1900–11 /Revolutionary Army 1911–12 /Early Warlord Armies 1911–20 /Later Warlord Armies 1920–28 /National Revolutionary Army 1923–30 /Weaponry: small arms, artillery, armour and trains /Organization: recruitment, training, tactics, logistics, communication /Uniforms: Imperial 1911, Republican 1911–28, regional warlord armies, winter clothing, Kuomintang Army 1923–3-

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Published Sep 21 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849084024
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 463
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Philip Jowett

Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961 and has be…

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Stephen Walsh

Stephen Walsh studied art at the North East Wales…

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