Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 01 Aug 2009 12:55

War artist Fujita Tsuguharu's Nomonhan painting.

The full version is also shown below(from http://cardiac.exblog.jp/7415567/ ) showing a more upbeat view of the battle.
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Post by Peter H » 01 Aug 2009 13:18

Better photo of the soldiers with Soviet gear
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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Lawrence » 02 Aug 2009 08:54

Excellent photos! I was wondering, does anyone know how much information the Japanese government released during the battle? I know the defeat was hushed up, but did the public know that the Kwantung Army was engaged in a border war with the Soviets?

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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 02 Aug 2009 11:10

From Western reports at the time it appears Japanese communiques on the fighting were sanitised and did not mention any setbacks.

Australian Press Reports from 1939
http://thomo.coldie.net/asia-pacific/mo ... r-nomonhan


Time Magazine

Outer Mongolia:Bombers or Bustards
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 44,00.html
..No matter who is winning whatever conflict is now going on on the Mongolian-Manchukuoan border, the credibilities of the world's newspaper readers are taking a terrific beating. No news correspondent has reported the battles, which were so remote and whose results are so impossible to check that they might have taken place on another planet.


Outer Mongolia:Quits
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 76,00.html
Who started the current game of frontier sniping along the Khalka River is not clear, but last week the Japanese were ready to call it quits. Kwantung Army communiqués announced the destruction of 39 Soviet Mongol planes, bringing its total claimed bag to nearly 500, but beside some of the earlier paper triumphs this was scarcely worth mentioning. The Japanese have learned that the more smashing victories they claim the rougher the Russians play. While Soviet bombers continued their out-of-bounds forays, nothing more was heard of the Japanese threat to carry the war into Siberia if the bombing of Manchukuoan towns was not stopped. Despite repeated reports of imminent annihilation, Soviet Mongols were still on the "wrong" side of the Khalka River, and the Japanese were "reluctant" to dislodge them. Manchukuoan Government-controlled newspapers hinted that if the Soviet Union would negotiate Japan was ready to call the two months of border warfare a draw. But after a brief lull heavy artillery was again booming along the Khalka as the Soviet Mongols were reported attacking.

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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 02 Aug 2009 11:14

More 70th Anniversary reports

Lessons not learned from Nomonhan Incident
http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asa ... 80064.html
Tread parts of Soviet tanks and Japanese armored vehicles can still be found at a scrap yard in the village.
According to the villagers, tank wreckage remained in various parts of the village for years, but it disappeared during the construction boom ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

On the Road to Khalkin-Gol by Henry Sakaida
Part One
http://www.soviet-awards.com/digest/kg1 ... Gol-1.html
Part Two
http://www.soviet-awards.com/digest/kg2 ... rt2-1.html

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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 02 Aug 2009 11:17

More relics found,from geocities.jp
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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 12 Aug 2009 06:43

From visualrian.com

Soviet photos
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Post by Peter H » 12 Aug 2009 06:53

From image-u.co.jp
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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 12 Aug 2009 07:25

Might not be Nomonhan,but suggests a location near the Mongolian border
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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 12 Aug 2009 07:28

Smoke of battle
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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by deruluft » 26 Aug 2009 19:07

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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by Peter H » 29 Aug 2009 13:24

Mongolia marks 70th anniversary of Nomonhan war
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/9077 ... 36214.html
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will begin a visit to Mongolia on Tuesday and attend some celebration activities. A Russian military delegation also will visit the country soon....The celebration will culminate on Aug. 26, when leaders from both countries lay wreaths on a monument of Marshal Georgy Zhukov, the famed Russian general who won a key battle in the war, in Ulan Bator.

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Re: Nomonhan/Khalkhin Gol photos

Post by deruluft » 30 Aug 2009 09:22

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