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xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 04:47
Found the following Time-life photos of an officer training school in China 1944

xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 04:58
The title should be changed to China at War.... anyways, here are the photos.

xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 04:59
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xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 04:59
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xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 05:09
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Merlin
29 Apr 09,, 06:20
That looks like James Stewart in the last picture. (Don't need to reply. Just joking.)

Anyway, the title of this thread is still misleading. It is nothing to do with China at war. It is about a Chinese officer training school, probably KMT.

Triple C
29 Apr 09,, 06:24
I'd say most definitely! Uncle Sam would not give the Maoists bazookas and Garands. =)

Merlin
29 Apr 09,, 06:27
Of course, clearly not CPC.

xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 07:49
by summer of 1945 there were about 25 KMT divisions that were US trained.

Merlin
29 Apr 09,, 09:12
Everyone knows what happened four years later in China. Anyway, this is a different story.

xinhui
29 Apr 09,, 21:50
Merlin,

Here is another way to look at it, PLA was stuffed by over 60% KMT turncoats and during the Korean war, there were PLA who can read captured maps written in English. Here is another example; KMT had a US trained Airborne division and conducted a large scale air drop near Jiangman in March 1945, those KMT troops became the core of PLA's 15th airborne.


Anyways, here is a captured US made 747 with a F-16 in a Photo Op by the PLA Naval Infantry in 1952.

clackers
30 Apr 09,, 06:51
I'd say most definitely! Uncle Sam would not give the Maoists bazookas and Garands. =)

An American inspection in 1944 thought the Maoists were doing a better job than the Nationalists of fighting the Japanese, Triple C ... it never happened, but supplying both with arms might have been possible ...

Merlin
30 Apr 09,, 08:01
Oh dear! Are we going into sensitive territory now, comparing the KMT army and the CPC Red army in the period before 1949?

The documents we quote depend very much on who wrote them, their vested interests, and how objective they were.

xinhui
01 May 09,, 00:40
Merlin,

I am not sure I understand your point. The are facts and figures that no political span will change.

Merlin
01 May 09,, 02:07
Xinhui, I was not referring to the pictures you posted. They are good historic pictures.

Skywatcher
01 May 09,, 19:42
Hey all, are there any good sources on post Ichigo operations by the Nationalists, such as the aforementioned Jiangmen operation?

I was never able to figure out why the Japanese never withdrew after Ichigo. Fighting the KMT in 1945 did not go very well, from the scant English language sources I have seen.

astralis
01 May 09,, 19:57
skywatcher,


I was never able to figure out why the Japanese never withdrew after Ichigo.

the japanese were always very loath to give up territory they captured, untenable or not. besides, one of the objectives of ichigo was to keep a lifeline to japanese occupied french indochina open.

xinhui
02 May 09,, 11:24
I'd say most definitely! Uncle Sam would not give the Maoists bazookas and Garands. =)

Actually Soviet Union provided more aid to CKS than Mao.