Photos Soviet-Japanese engagements of the late-1930s

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Captured Soviet DP-29 taken from a light tank
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Japanese tankers taking a break
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Japanese Ki-21 shot down by Soviets
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Type 95 light tank
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Mongolian cavalry
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POWs. Many of these would spend years in Siberian prisons
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Type 97 20mm gun
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Soviet SB-2 bomber
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Japanese kit soon to be recycled
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Soviet troops enjoying entertainment after their victory
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Type 11 LMGs. This was an older type withdrawn from wide service
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Inspecting Japanese mortars and other kit
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Type 92 "Woodpecker" MG
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Various LMGs on AA mounts
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"Fueling up" their transport
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This thread would be better titled as Battles of Khalkhin Gol or Nomonhan Incident. Boy did the Soviet victory in this far away land changed the course of WWII.
 
This thread would be better titled as Battles of Khalkhin Gol or Nomonhan Incident. Boy did the Soviet victory in this far away land changed the course of WWII.

I can understand your point, but the more generic title used by @NebrHogger is maybe better to the wider audience of the forum, registered or not.

Also, great photos and topic!
 
That is not "more generic title" that is misleading title. That was Japanese agression to start with that....
 
I can understand your point, but the more generic title used by @NebrHogger is maybe better to the wider audience of the forum, registered or not.

Also, great photos and topic!

The better title would be Soviet-Japanese engagements of the late-1930s or something similar. A lot of things can be leveled at the Soviet Union and its expansionist policies, but this is not one of these things. There were other "incidents" like this one, albeit smaller in scale, most notably, Battle of Lake Khasan (29 July – 11 August 1938) or Changkufeng Incident
 
Soviet Invasion of Manchuria is how the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation is called in the West, But this happened in August of 1945

Sure. I know the basic about the railway incident/attack in Manchuria that was used as a pretext for a Japanese agression there, along with a couple other history bits. If this title is good for the rest of the crew, it’s good for us too.
 
I messed up the original post which included information relating to the Soviet invasion of Manchuko - a Japanese controlled state in China. That happened in August, 1945 after Germany's surrender and Comrade Stalin could divert divisions eastward.

Soviets encountered ill equipped and poorly trained conscripts, the elite units having been recalled to defend Okinawa and Japan itself.


Apologies for not posting that when I re-added photos. It's your site, and if that title works for everybody, the photos still tell quite a story.
 
Of course by that date the Spanish Civil War had shown that sending unescorted SB-2's over enemy territory was asking for them not to get back.
 
Of course by that date the Spanish Civil War had shown that sending unescorted SB-2's over enemy territory was asking for them not to get back.

Believe it or not the Soviets were successful against Japanese in the exact same scenario you described. On February 23rd, 1938, 12 SB-2 bombers flown by the airmen from the Soviet Volunteer Group in China successfully bombed targets around Taipei, Formosa (Taiwan, now)
 

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