Chiang Kai-Shek versus Mao Tse-Tung, The Battle for China 1946-1949, by Philip Jowett

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Chiang Kai-Shek versus Mao Tse-Tung, The Battle for China 1946-1949, by Philip Jowett
Subtitled 'Images of War - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives'

Published by Pen and Sword in 2018, 175 pages. Softback (N7393)

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From the rear side cover: 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 two hundred 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. Detailed accompanying text describes the make-up of the Nationalist and Communist forces, and their contrasting strategies, tactics, and leadership.