Help support TMP


"Battle of Shanghai - The Prequel to the Rape of Nanking" Topic


3 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the WWII in the Pacific Message Board


Areas of Interest

World War Two on the Land
World War Two at Sea
World War Two in the Air

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Ruleset


Featured Workbench Article

WWII North Africa Painting Guide - The Basics

Monkeylover Fezian covers the basics for this WWII theater of war.


211 hits since 17 Oct 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 4:04 p.m. PST

"Shanghai, known as the Pearl of the Orient, had always been an international center in China. But the city was left in near total destruction during the Sino-Japanese War. Following the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937, the Japanese headed for its goal: the capital of China, Nanking. Shanghai was a key battleground before they were able to reach the capital of China, which brought on the "Stalingrad on the Yangtze." As a leader of the Nationalist Government, Chiang Kai-Shek would lead the Kuomintang ("KMT") Army into preparing the city to repel the oncoming smaller, yet technologically superior and more experienced Kwantung Army under the combat-experienced graduate of Japan's elite war college, General Iwane Matsui.

Initially, the Imperial Japanese Army had estimated the battle to be over within three days due to their military superiority. However, the Japanese would be engaged in fighting for three months, one week, and six days against the KMT's best-trained divisions in one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese would be forced into close combat urban warfare, alarmingly similar to the rat warfare between the Germans and Russians during the Battle of Stalingrad five years later, allowing many historians to name the Battle of Shanghai as "the Stalingrad of the Yangtze." Special Japanese forces also used chemical weapons against the entrenched KMT soldiers. Only after the KMT military had run entirely out of ammunition, food, and water, were they forced to surrender or flee from the city which had been turned from a populated metropolitan center into a city of rubble and ashes…"
Main page
link

Amicalement
Armand

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 10:25 a.m. PST

Very interesting

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:19 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend! (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.