Third encirclement campaign against the Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet

The third encirclement campaign against the Hubei–Henan–Anhui was an encirclement campaign launched by the Chinese Nationalist Government that was intended to destroy the communist Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet and its Chinese Red Army in the local region. It was responded by the Communists' third counter-encirclement campaign at Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet (Chinese: 鄂豫皖苏区第三次苏区反围剿), also called by the communists as the third counter-encirclement campaign at Hubei–Henan–Anhui Revolutionary Base (Chinese: 鄂豫皖革命根据地第三次反围剿), in which the local Chinese Red Army successfully defended their soviet republic in the border region of Hubei, Henan, and Anhui provinces against the Nationalist attacks from November 1931 to 17 June 1932.

Third encirclement campaign against the Hubei–Henan–Anhui Soviet
Part of the Chinese Civil War
DateNovember 1931 – June 17, 1932
Location
Border region of Hubei, Henan, and Anhui provinces, China
Result Communist victory
Belligerents
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army
National Revolutionary Army
PLA
Chinese Red Army
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army Chiang Kai-shek
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army Li Shiding (厉式鼎)
PLA Xu Xiangqian
PLA Zhang Guotao
Strength
100,000+ 30,000
Casualties and losses
60,000 Low

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Military History Research Department, Complete History of the People's Liberation Army, Military Science Publishing House in Beijing, 2000, ISBN 7-80137-315-4