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"Great Victory, Historic Contribution"
Exhibition of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War

 

18-30 September 2015
Redoubt Courtyard, Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

Presented by
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and
Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Organized by
The Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and
The Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression

 

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese people's victory in the War of Resistance against Japan. From the outset of the Japanese invasion, triggered by the Mukden Incident of 18 September 1931, to the launch of China's full-scale resistance against Japan after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident of 7 July 1937, China was made the main Eastern battlefield of the World Anti-fascist War. After the tough fourteen years' war of resistance, China eventually emerged victorious. The display of valuable historical photographs in this exhibition sheds light on the progress of the war and China's contributions to this Anti-Fascist War. We hope that the exhibition will deepen the public's understanding of this important chapter in modern Chinese history, so that we can all appreciate and value the courage and nobility of the many unsung heroes who battled undaunted to protect our motherland and our people.

         

On 28 January, 1932, Japanese troops attacked the Chinese army garrisoning Shanghai. Pictured are Chinese troops fighting the invading Japanese army in Jiangwan.

 

Starting in 1944, the Eighth Route Army and the New Fourth Army launched counterattacks on Japanese and puppet troops nationwide. Pictured is the Eighth Route Army retaking Renqiu County, Hebei Province.

 

The ceremony for Japan's surrender in the China Theater took place in the auditorium of the Central Military Academy in Nanjing on 9 September  1945.