Battle of Changsha (1941)

Summary

The Battle of Changsha (6 September – 8 October 1941; Chinese: 第二次長沙會戰) was Japan's second attempt at taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province, as part of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Battle of Changsha (1941)
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
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A Japanese soldier firing a Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun across the Miluo river in September 1941
Date6 September – 8 October 1941
Location
Result Chinese victory
Belligerents
 Republic of China  Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Republic of China (1912–1949) Xue Yue Empire of Japan Korechika Anami
Units involved
 National Revolutionary Army  Imperial Japanese Army
 Imperial Japanese Navy
Strength
300,000
30 divisions
631 artillery pieces[1]
120,000 troops
46 battalions
326 artillery pieces[1]
Casualties and losses
Unknown[2] 1,684 killed and missing
5,184 wounded[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Japanese Monograph No. 179, Central China Area Operations Record 1937-1941 pp. 265
  2. ^ Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai, History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), 2nd Ed.,1971. Translated by Wen Ha-hsiung, Chung Wu Publishing; 33, 140th Lane, Tung-hwa Street, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China.

Coordinates: 28°12′00″N 112°58′01″E / 28.2000°N 112.9670°E / 28.2000; 112.9670