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Taiwan publishes books to commemorate war against Japan

Taiwan publishes books to commemorate war against Japan

Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Taiwan's government and private sector have each published a book to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Chinese war of resistance against Japanese aggression (1937-1945). Academia Historica (???) has published a book that records the efforts of Republic of China servicemen who were sent to Myanmar as part of a Chinese expeditionary force to fight alongside troops from the United States and the United Kingdom 1942-1945. The battles there helped secure the Allied Forces' victory in World War II, Academia Historica said. It said the Chinese expedition was sent by the Nationalist government to support the Allied forces fighting against Japan in Myanmar and to protect the supply delivery route that ran from southwestern China to Myanmar. It was the first overseas deployment of ROC servicemen on a combat mission, and they scored a major victory, Academia Historica said. Meanwhile, the book published by the private sector focuses on the "Battle of Walawbum," which resulted in a major victory for ROC troops. Noted war historian Teng Hsin-yun (???) said the book was about the Chinese expedition crushing the Japanese 18th Division in Walawbum in northern Myanmar March 3-8, 1944. (By Wang Cheng-chung and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-20 01:16 GMT+08:00