Battle of Tai'erzhuang

Second Sino-Japanese War

East Asia 1938.0407

Battle of Tai'erzhuang

Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan-China War, Rape of Nanking (7 April 1938)

Historical Map of East Asia & the Western Pacific

Despite the outcry over the fall of Shanghai and the Rape of Nanking, the Western powers were not prepared to intervene against Japan. However there was some hope for the Chinese - in April their troops managed their first major victory, defeating the Japanese at Tai'erzhuang and temporarily preventing the connection of the two Japanese armies.

Main Events

Japanese back creation of Provisional Government of the Republic of China in northern China

Communist Chinese infiltration into Shanxi-Hebei-Chahar

German anschluss with Austria

Chinese defeat Japanese at Battle of Taierzhuang

Japanese back creation of Reformed Government of the Republic of China

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