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
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473874848
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$22.95

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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Military historian and aviation-journalist Albert Grandolini was born in Vietnam and gained an MA in history from Paris 1 Sorbonne University. His primary research focus is on contemporary conflicts in general and particularly on the military history in Asia and Africa. Having spent his childhood in South Vietnam, the Vietnam War has always been one of his main fields of research. He authored Fall of the Flying Dragon: South Vietnamese Air Force (1973-1975), two volumes on Vietnam’s Easter Offensive of 1972 for Helion’s Asia@War Series, and three volumes on Libyan Air Wars for the Africa@War Series, and has written numerous articles for various British, French, and German magazines.

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