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Shanghai 1932

Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 06:43

Already discussed in the Pacific war section ( viewtopic.php?t=78115) but some excellent information supplied there.

Was the Shanghai SNLF there before 1932?

References mention the Shanghai SNLF still in China 1939/41.Did it continue to garrison Shanghai or did it fight further west against the Chinese?

Was it involved in the takeover of the International Settlement of Shanghai in December 1941?

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Re: Shanghai 1932

Postby Akira Takizawa on 02 Jun 2006 08:19

> Was the Shanghai SNLF there before 1932?

No. When conflicts happened at Shanghai, sailors from vessels landed and defended Japanese people. But, they were not permanent ground unit.

In Oct. 1932, the SNLF ordinance was issued. By this ordinance, SNLF was first defined and the naval landing force at Shanghai was named Shanghai SNLF. So, strictly speaking, the unit fighting at Shanghai in 1932 was not SNLF, but NLF.

> References mention the Shanghai SNLF still in China 1939/41.Did it continue to garrison Shanghai or did it fight further west against the Chinese?

Shanghai SNLF continued until the WWII ended. Until 1941, they sent troops out of Shanghai sometimes. But, during the Pacific War, they were devoting themselves to defend Shanghai.

> Was it involved in the takeover of the International Settlement of Shanghai in December 1941?

Yes. They engaged with the occupation of the settlement together with army units.


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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 14:32

Thanks for the help Taki.

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From Corbis.The Japanese 9th Division arrives Shanghai 1932.
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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 14:46

These photos were posted on: http://www.gunboards.com/sites/banzai/

I think they are currently archived on their forum somewhere so I cannot easily locate them/acknowledge their owner.

NLF in action 1932.

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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 14:49

NLF artillery in action:

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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 14:50

Their opponents in 1932--Chinese soldiers of the 19th Route army with German grenades:

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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 14:57

Armoured car in action 1932:

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NLF patrol:

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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 15:11

Note Japanese civilians helping as guides in the above photos.

If I'm correct some civilians were armed as well to defend the Japanese settlement?

More photos from Corbis.
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Postby Peter H on 02 Jun 2006 15:18

Vickers Type 87 Armored Car again.
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More on NLF at Shanghai

Postby asiaticus on 03 Jun 2006 03:42

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Sha_4.jpg flushing out Chinese snipers

Postby asiaticus on 03 Jun 2006 04:00

I have seen this picture Sha_4.jpg above before It is of some Japanese soldiers flushing out Chinese snipers by burning a building.

I think there is another somewhere showing them dragging off some hapless Chinese sniper.
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Postby flying dutchman on 03 Jun 2006 04:25

Pictures, especially of those Vickers are great! Keep them coming!
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Postby Peter H on 04 Jun 2006 05:52

More on the Type 87 here:

http://www.wwiivehicles.com/japan/armor ... ype87.html


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Another NLF photo as well:

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Postby Peter H on 04 Jun 2006 06:01

And the story of Kuga Noboru:

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Postby Peter H on 30 Jul 2006 04:32

Wounded being helped.From Rekishi Syashin.
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