Battle of Taierzhuang
Battle before: Battle of Nanjing
Battle after: Battle of Xuzhou
|Battle of Taierzhuang|
|Conflict||Second Sino-Japanese War|
|Date||October 1937 and evening of March 24 1938¹ - April 7, 1938|
|Result||Decisive Kuomintang victory|
|¹ Assault of Taierzhuang began on March 24 but previous military developments dated back to October|
|China, National Revolutionary Army ||Japan, North China Theater Army|
|Li Tsung-jen (supreme commander), Tang Enbai, Pang Bingxun, Zhang Zizhong, Sun Lianzhong, Sun Zhen, Wang Mingzhang†, Han Fuqu†||Isogai Rensuke, Itagaki Seishiro|
|10 divisionss , ~100,000 men||2 divisions (Itagaki 5th, Isogai 10th), ~30,000 men|
The Battle of Tai'erzhuang was a battle of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938, between armies of Chinese Kuomintang and Japan.
Taierzhuang locates on the eastern bank of the Grand Canal of China and was a frontier garrison northeast of Xuzhou. Xuzhou itself was the joint of Jinpu Railway (Tianjin-Pudong Railway) and Longhai Railway (Lanzhou-Lianyonggang Railway) and the HQ of KMT's 5th War Zone.