Chinese soldiers capture the walled city of Tengyueh from Japanese defenders during WW2 eliminating a major obstacle to the linking of the Burma and Ledo Roads. Air support is provided by dive bombers of the 10th and 14th US Army Air Forces operating from bases in China and India.
“A child is born with no state of mind,blind to the ways of mankind” I would never have imagined I would use the words of a 1980’s hip hop song in a blog relating to WWII. The words are from the 1982 Hip Hop hit “the Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. But the words are so true...read more
A submachine gun (SMG) is an air-cooled, magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire pistol cartridges. The term "submachine gun" was coined by John T. Thompson, the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun. Here are the top 10 rarest submachine guns of World War II:
Surgeon General Shirō Ishii ( June 25, 1892 – October 9, 1959) was a Japanese army medical officer, microbiologist and the director of Unit 731, a biological warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army involved in forced and frequently lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-...read more
Very little is know in the west about WWII in China except for the fact that it really started before anywhere else.One could argue that the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War at July 1937 was really the start of WWII in Asia.
One could also argue that the first mass atrocities of...read more
Zhang Yimou es uno de mis directores preferidos. Lo descubrí en el año 2000 al ver "Camino a casa" (1999). En esta sencilla y conmovedora cinta el director chino conseguía, sin grandilocuentes efectimos, definir un preciso y precioso retrato del amor. En...read more
B24s and P47s Bomb Burma Mandalay Campaign Ledo Road Ramree Island January 1945. 10th Army Air Force P-38s and P-47s bomb targets in support of Chinese troops in their efforts to reopen the Ledo-Burma Road. Additionally, B-24 and British heavy bombers smash targets in support of the British and...read more
La 5ª División del Ejército Imperial japonés hace entrada en Nanking, a pesar de la resistencia del Ejército Nacionalista chino. La derrota china obliga a retrasar los preparativos para la planeada ofensiva de invierno; al mismo tiempo, permite aislar los territorios dominados por las fuerzas...read more
Written by the U.S. Air Force to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, this is a short history of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force, nicknamed the Flying Tigers. It was commanded by Claire Lee Chennault and composed of pilots from the...read more