Photos of Anti-Japanese war of Resistance

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"Hundred thousand young men, hundread thousand army" - the Republic of China mobilized her human resources for the anti-Japanese war of Resistance.
Wide-Sword Squad, a unit in many Chinese troops in the early stage of the war when China had very little modern weapons or military equipments. The spirits of sacrifice of the Wide-Sword Squad motivated millions of Chinese young men to join the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance.
This brave Chinese soldier proudly displayed the arms he and his comrade-in-arms captured from the defeated IJA.
Madam Chiang, the First Lady of China, helped to treat wounded soldier. Madam Chiang was educated in the US, and was a great friend of the American people. She was successful in promoting to the American people the Chinese people's heroic War of Resistance, which generated huge support for Chinese people.
Painting above: September 9, 1945, in Nanjing (Nanking), China, General Yasuji Okamura, Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Expeditionary Forces in China, submitted surrender document to General Ho Ying-ch'in, Commander-in-Chief of the Republic of China Army. World War II officially ended with the victory of United Kingdom, United States, China, and Soviet Union  the four allies or the Four Powers. [Note the flags of the Four Powers on the central background]
Japanese surrender ceremony in Beijing (Northern China Theater). Note the flags of China, US, UK, and USSR on the background.
Saluting the national flag on the ceremony. Note some American military personnel on the right of the photo.
The file of Japanese military commanders to surrender to the Allies. (Beijing, 1945)
Japanese military officers surrender their swords as a symbol of surrender and disarmament.
Saluting after the Japanese surrender of weapons. Note the Japanese swords on the table.

[Note the big Chinese flag on the background. This is the flag of the Republic of China, or "Nationalist China", as opposed the "Communist China" who defeated the Nationalist China in 1949. The Nationalist China retreated to the Chinese island province of Taiwan and ruled the island since then. It is sad that one of the winners of the WWII is now itself divided into two parts, due to a civil war that broke just one year after the Japanese surrender. All Chinese around the world want to see China reunified, on basis of freedom and democracy, under the spirits of Chinese cultural tradition]

   
   

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