Victory at Bailingmiao was morale boost for Chinese during WWII

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Field gun crew of Shanxi-Suiyuan Army loyal to the Chinese, Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China, late Nov 1936. Photo: Republic of China Ministry of the National Defense. Field gun crew of Shanxi-Suiyuan Army loyal to the Chinese, Bailingmiao, Suiyuan Province, China, late Nov 1936. Photo: Republic of China Ministry of the National Defense.

After Japan invaded northeastern China in 1931, it moved westward. In historical Suiyuan province in northern China, Japan founded a puppet Mongolian government and military.

To regain the control of Bailingmiao, a small town on the boarder of Mongolia and China, the Chinese military fought against Japanese-trained Mongolian troops who had been attacking the town. Japanese reinforcements didn’t come for the Mongolian army, and Chinese forces were able to successfully push back the Mongolian troops and recovered Bailingmiao. They also captured weapons and army supplies, and killed and captured Mongolian soldiers and Japanese spies.

The win was a morale boost for the Chinese.

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Victory at Bailingmiao was morale boost for Chinese during WWII

Victory at Bailingmiao was morale boost for Chinese during WWII

To regain the control of Bailingmiao, a small town on the boarder of Mongolia and China, the Chinese military fought against Japanese-trained Mongolian troops who had been attacking the town. Japanese reinforcements didn't come for the Mongolian army, and Chinese forces were able to successfully push back the Mongolian troops and recovered Bailingmiao.