WWII China's Forgotten War 2



This program combines the anti-Japanese war of China and the anti-fascist war of the world to expound the historical course of Chinese people’s resistance against Japanese invaders from the September 18 Incident in 1931 to the Japanese surrender in 1945.

13 comments

  1. The map at the begining has almost everything wrong. Poland in modern boarders, France controlling Catalonia for some reason and Germany controlling Alsace and Lotharingen if I see correctly.

  2. This documentary appears to be grossly imbalanced. Mao's peasant army is given nary a word. Furthermore, the war didn't start in 1937, it started in 1931 with Japan occupying Manchuria. It was defeated in 1945 by the USSR. One million top Japanese troops routed by the Soviets….and not a word about this….why? And if Chiang Kai Shek's army with Western backing could defeat the mighty Japanese army, how could it lose to the peasants under Mao? This history as told here doesn't add up…but what do you expect from the British? After all, they were the ones who inflicted the most damage on China in the 19th Century.

  3. "It was the Sovyet union who tore out the guts of wehrmacht" – Winston Churchill
    "it was the Chinese who bored the brunt of the battle and the sapped the strength of Japanese imperial army in the pacific war" – Franklin. D Roosevelt

  4. A master piece of edit and distort. it leaves key factor out of war II. 3 alliers Stalin replaced by Jiang kaishi. Thanks for CCP who kindly invited u interview their captives@homeland. Prosperity of Chongqing under CCP contributed to resistance of KMT. in Chinese 大言不惭。

  5. Review the Close Captioning for errors or unwanted inclusions, e.g., at 31:00 there is a nonsensical inclusion in the CC at the point when the detonator machine is being displayed. This could be distracting to some viewers. Review the entire track.

  6. It's quite surprising how this historian forgot to mention Soviet invasion of Manchuria (9 August – 2 September 1945). Around 1.5 mln Red Army soldiers were involved against 700 000 Japanese Kwantung Army (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_invasion_of_Manchuria). Around 12 000 Soviet soldiers were killed against 21000 – 60 000 Japanese soldiers. Many historians are of the opinion that "Though most westerners believed that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the events that drove Japan to surrender, the atomic bombs were actually only part of the equation. Historians such as Tsuyoshi Hasegawa and Dan van der Vat argued that the Soviet declaration of war was as important a factor, if not more so, in the Japanese decision to capitulate". (https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=167)
    I can't believe that this video is not even mentioning such an important fact; I think that's quite good example how history can be changed.

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