Canton Operation

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Canton Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Japanese naval landing forces blasting Chinese pillbox and marching with the naval flag, Canton Operation.jpg
Japanese naval landing forces blasting Chinese pillbox and marching with the naval flag
Date October to December 1938
Location Guangdong Province
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Japan Imperial Japanese Army,
Japan Imperial Japanese Navy Japan
Taiwan National Revolutionary Army China
Commanders and leaders
Japan Lt. Gen. Motoo Furusho,
Japan Adm. Koichi Shiozawa
Taiwan Yu Han-mou
Strength
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Casualties and losses
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The Canton Operation was part of a campaign by Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War to blockade China to prevent it from communicating with the outside world and importing needed arms and materials. Control of Canton and the Pearl River Delta would provide a base to make the blockade of Guangdong province more effective by seizing southern China's major port and isolate the British port of Hong Kong.

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Coordinates: 23°05′N 113°18′E / 23.09°N 113.30°E / 23.09; 113.30