The Battle of South Guangxi (traditional Chinese: 桂南會戰; simplified Chinese: 桂南会战; pinyin: Guìnán Huìzhàn) was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
|Battle of South Guangxi|
|Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War|
|Commanders and leaders|
(initially only 2 understrength army groups, reinforced by 2 army groups, including 200th Division (only mechanised force in NRA))
CAF 100 aircraft
(5th Division, 18th Division (elements), Guards Mixed Brigade, Taiwan Mixed Brigade)
2 aircraft carriers
70 warships
|Casualties and losses|
45 billion yuan worth of private & public property damage
(including 85% of all officers)
11,147 civilians killed|
2,161 civilians wounded
3,986 civilians missing
In November 1939, the Japanese landed on the coast of Guangxi and captured Nanning. In this battle, the Japanese successfully cut off Chongqing from the ocean, effectively severing foreign aid to China's war efforts by the sea, rendering Indochina, the Burma Road and The Hump the only ways to send aid to China.
The Chinese launched several major offensives that maximized Japanese casualties. A majority of the conflicts occurred in the fighting for Kunlun Pass. With the success of the Vietnam Expedition in September 1940, the Japanese were able to cut China off from Indochina. Now only the Burma Road and The Hump remained, ending the costly necessity of occupying Guangxi. By November 1940, Japanese forces had evacuated from Guangxi except from some coastal enclaves.
Order of battleEdit
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