Chiang Kai-shek versus Mao Tse-tung: The Battle for China 1946–1949

Philip Jowett

 
Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
200 illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473874848

Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 192
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Overview
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This volume in the Images of War series is the first photographic history of the Chinese Civil War, fought between Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists and the Communists of Mao Tse-tung, which decided the future of modern China.

A selection of over 200 archive photographs, many of which have not been published before, depict the battle for power that took place across the breadth of the country. The armies, air forces and navies of the opposing sides are shown in a sequence of graphic images, as is the ordeal of the long-suffering Chinese civilians who were caught up in a conflict that cost millions of lives.

A detailed accompanying text by Philip Jowett describes the make-up of the Nationalist and Communist forces, their contrasting strategies, tactics and leadership. The contemporary photographs give an insight, as only photographs can, into the conditions faced by the soldiers and their experience of the struggle. His work provides a concise introduction to a pivotal conflict that has left an indelible mark on the China of today. It will be fascinating and informative reading for anyone who is keen to understand China's recent past and the military history of the twentieth century.

About The Author
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Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961 and now lives in north Lincolnshire with his wife and two children. He is a military historian and writer with an interest in all aspects of the 20th Century. His special area of interest is Asian military history 1900-45, and he has been researching pro-Japanese forces for many years. His previous books include a series of three Osprey Men-At-Arms on the Italian Army 1940-45 and two on the Japanese Army 1932-45. Philip's first book, Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49 touched briefly on the 'puppet' armies covered by this volume.

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