White Russians in Collaborationist Chinese Army (not Manchukuo)

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White Russians in Collaborationist Chinese Army (not Manchukuo)

Postby Hama » 03 Dec 2017 22:48

In the book 'Rays of the Rising Sun' by Phillip Jowett he makes two brief mentions of White Russians serving the (Japanese puppet) Provisional Government of China and the Wang Jingwei Government. In one instance he claims that a few hundred White Russian troops were deployed around important roads and railways near Peking and were under Provisional Government control. Later he says that Ataman Semenov (famous White Russian/Cossack leader) in March 1940 raised 3 regiments of 1,000 White Russian troops each to serve in Wang Jingwei's Nanking Government army. According to Jowett these men were intended to be a well disciplined force that could boost the poorly trained puppet troops under Wang's government at that time.

I had never heard of this, does anyone have any more info on these White Russian soldiers who served in the Provisional Government/Wang Jingwei armies? I knew for a long time about the White Russian units in the Manchukuo armed forces, but not about these guys...

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Re: White Russians in Collaborationist Chinese Army (not Manchukuo)

Postby Statist » 08 Dec 2017 02:53

White Russians in military service in China, in Russian
https://history.wikireading.ru/186764

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Re: White Russians in Collaborationist Chinese Army (not Manchukuo)

Postby Hama » 08 Dec 2017 18:00

Thanks, that looks like it's more about Russians during the Chinese Warlord Era, rather than the Collaborationist governments of WW2. Still interesting though...


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