The Chinese Nationalist Army was at war almost continuously from 1931 until 1949 fighting first against the invading Japanese Imperial Army until 1945. This was followed by a four year civil war in which the Nationalist Army fought the Chinese Communists until its final defeat in 1949. Millions of Chinese soldiers fought and died during this eighteen years of conflict and their sacrifice has been largely overshadowed by the events of the Second World War. This new book presents in a large number of period images the history of the Chinese Nationalist Army and its campaigns.
Philip Jowett is an English military historian and author, originally from Leeds in West Yorkshire he now lives with his wife and children in North Lincolnshire. His books cover various aspects of military history from 1900 to 1950, with a special interest in East Asian warfare during this period.