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War in China pictures

Post by zstar » 24 Nov 2004 03:51

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Guarding the Marco polo bridge

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Chinese troops ready to fight

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Female soldier

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Japanese armour storming into China

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Chinese soldiers on anti air duty

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Japanese troops marching into Shanghai

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Reinforcements running to backup

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Preparations for a Japanese onslaught

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Post by zstar » 24 Nov 2004 03:57

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Captured ordanance

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Post by zstar » 24 Nov 2004 04:10

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Cannon gurading the coast lines

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Shanghai bombarded


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Japanese looking for resistance

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Conquest

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Landing at hangzhou bay

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Fierce fighting

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On the sichuan road

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Bombarded buildings

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Post by zstar » 24 Nov 2004 04:20

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Resistance

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Japanese in Manchuria


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Chinese troop on watch

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Chiang makes his speech

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Greet stuff

Post by asiaticus » 24 Nov 2004 05:12

Wonderful pictures. Have any more?

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Post by Rand » 24 Nov 2004 07:08

It is so interesting that Chinese troops wore German helmets.
Just one of the weird things of war I guess.

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Post by Peter H » 24 Nov 2004 07:56

Great pics.Are they your own?

Corbis also carries a large range of photos.

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Post by Goldfish » 24 Nov 2004 09:11

Rand wrote:
It is so interesting that Chinese troops wore German helmets.
Just one of the weird things of war I guess.
Chinese troops in World War II wore German, French, British, American, and Japanese Helmets. I think some units might have even used Russian helmets since the Chinese received a lot of aid from Russia as well. If so, the Chinese wore the helmets of every major combatant in WWII.

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Post by zstar » 24 Nov 2004 10:06

Rand wrote:It is so interesting that Chinese troops wore German helmets.
Just one of the weird things of war I guess.

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Yes those Helmets are from Germany as those were the most Elite units in the KMT army.You see before Japan and Germany allied with each other German instructors trained Chinese troops so they brought alot of equipment with them and the best German trained units wore German helmets and they were used to fight against the Japanese invasion of Shanghai.

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Post by asiaticus » 24 Nov 2004 10:10

I beleive that the German helmeted troops may be from the early part of the war in the Shanghai area where the KMT used its best troops, a number of German trained Divisions.

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Post by Goldfish » 24 Nov 2004 23:19

Most of China's German-trained and equipped units were destroyed in the Yangtze Valley from 1937 to 1938, many of them in Shanghai. Chinese units were also equipped with some Sdkfz. 222 armored cars and Pzkfw. I tanks, but most of these were also lost in the Yangtze valley campaign. Some of the German weapons, like the 20mm FlaK guns and 37mm AT guns were saved and used throughout the war. There is a famous photo of Mao reviewing his troops in Beijing in 1949. In that photo, he is in an American jeep driving past a row of German 20mm FlaK guns. Some German-equipped troops survived the fighting in 1937-38 and escaped to the West. I have seen photos of these troops in Kunming (Yunnan) and Chongqing (Sichuan) later in the war. There are also some photos of German-equipped troops (or at least troops in German helmets) in Shanghai in 1949 in Jack Birns' book Assignment Shanghai: Photographs on the Eve of Revolution.

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