Blucher and Chiang

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Blucher and Chiang

Post by Peter H » 05 Nov 2009 01:54

Photos from The Generalissimo,Jay Taylor.

In 1924,according to Taylor, Vasily Blucher "commander of Soviet Eastern forces,whom [Chiang] had met in Siberia and immediately liked,arrived to serve as his chief of staff..".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Bl%C3%BCcher

From 1924 to 1927 Blücher was a Soviet military adviser in China, where he used the name Galen(after the name of his wife, Galina) while attached to Chiang Kai-Shek's military headquarters. He was responsible for the military planning of the Northern Expedition which began the Kuomintang unification of China. Among those he instructed in this period was Lin Biao, later a leading figure in the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army.


Photo One--1926,Blucher third from right,Chiang second from right

Photo Two--1926,"Chiang with General Blucher and other senior Soviet military advisers..Northern Expedition.."
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Re: Blucher and Chiang

Post by Peter H » 05 Nov 2009 02:09

According to Taylor by 1926 Nikolai Kuibyshev,code named Kisanka(Pussycat),was in charge of the Russian South China Mission:

Six Soviet ships were regularly bringing oil,weapons and even disassembled aircraft to Canton...the mission boasted in its report.."The Kuomintang as it now exists was created by us.."


Kuibyshev and Chiang did not get along ("Kisanka was openly disdainful of his Chinese military colleagues,writing that they were 'completely ignorant of the arts of war'") and Kuibyshev was later dismissed and return to the USSR.Blucher then returned to the role of being Chiang's chief military adviser.

From: http://www.savok.name/forum/topic_134
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Re: Blucher and Chiang

Post by Peter H » 05 Nov 2009 06:50

Also Mikhail Borodin,"Stalin's man in China":
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Borodin

As Comintern agent in China between 1923 and 1927, Borodin arranged shipments of Soviet arms to the Kuomintang government in Canton, China. He was a prominent adviser to Dr. Sun Yat Sen at that time. Following his suggestion, the Kuomintang allowed communists to join, and the Whampoa Military Academy was established.

After Dr. Sun Yat Sen's death in 1925, he remained an advisor to the Kuomintang government until 1928, when Chiang Kai-Shek purged communists and sought to have him arrested. Borodin returned to the Soviet Union in 1928...

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