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According to the link;
"In 1934 General Hans von Seeckt, acting as advisor to Chiang, proposed a "80 Division Plan" for reforming the entire Chinese army into 80 divisions of highly trained, well-equipped troops organised along German lines. The plan was never fully realised, as the vying warlords could not agree upon the reorganisationed division organization and the disbanding of the others. By July 1937 only 8 infantry divisions had completed reorganisation and training. These were the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 14th, 36th, 87th, 88th, and the Training Division.
Another 12 divisions equipped with Chinese arms on the reorganized model with German advisors had some training by the time the Second Sino-Japanese War started in July 1937. These Divisions were the 2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 25th, 27th, 57th, 67th, 80th, 83rd, 89th Infantry Divisions."
I am particularly interested in the Battle of Luodian where Divisions 11,67 and 98 fought. This link shows some soldiers wearing Stahlhelms but doesn't state what division it is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... uodian.jpg
Since the article above says that Division 11th had some training which wasn't really complete,did they wear Stahlhelms? What about Division 67 and 98? They were not mentioned at all as having any type of German training so I'm curious to know if they wore Stahlhelms as well.