The Formation of the “Three Gorges Pivot Operation” Strategy of the National Army During the War of Resistance Against Japan

Yulong TAN


During the period of the War of Resistance Against Japan, the Nationalist Government moved westwards to Chongqing to defend the capital, and the national army established and always adhered to the “Three Gorges Pivotal Warfare” strategy. From the westward migration of the government to the Wuhan subjugation, the “Three Gorges Pivotal Combat” strategy has taken shape; after the fall of Yichang City, the National Army continued to counterattack, further strengthening the “Three Gorges Pivot Operation” strategic system. The “Three Gorges Pivotal Warfare” strategy in the Battle of Western Hubei has withstood severe tests and was further consolidated in the subsequent counterattack in Yichang. The national army’s strategy of insisting on the “Three Gorges Pivotal Operations” smashed the Japanese military’s attempt to continue westwards and defended the Chongqing’s safety as the capital.


Yichang; Three gorges pivot operation; National army; Western Hubei Campaign

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