Battle of Dawan Cheng
|Battle of Dawan Cheng|
|Part of the Soviet Invasion of Xinjiang|
|Republic of China 36th Division (National Revolutionary Army)|| Red Army
White Russian forces
|Commanders and leaders|
|Gen. Ma Zhongying||
Gen. Volgin Gen. Bekteev
|500 soldiers||Dozens of armored cars and hundreds of soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||Heavy, entire column nearly wiped out|
The Battle of Dawan Cheng (1934) occurred when Gen. Ma Zhongying's Chinese Muslim 36th Division encountered a Soviet Russian Army armoured car column. The 36th Division was withdrawing, chased by White Russian and Mongol troops and Chinese forces allied with them. The 36th Division wiped out nearly the entire column, after engaging the Russians in fierce, sometimes hand-to-hand combat, and knocked the wrecked Russian armored cars down the mountain. When a White Russian force showed up, Ma Zhongying withdrew.
- Christian Tyler (2004). Wild West China: The Taming of Xinjiang. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. p. 112. ISBN 0-8135-3533-6. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: A Political History of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 121. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- Ai-ch'ên Wu, Aichen Wu (1940). Turkistan Tumult. Methuen: Methuen. pp. 89, 234. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
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