Battle of West Hubei

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Battle of West Hubei
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II
Date12 May – 3 June 1943
LocationWest Hubei
 Republic of China  Japan

The Battle of West Hubei, was one of 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was also one of four major battles that took place in Hubei.

It resulted in a Chinese strategic victory, although they lost more troops than the Japanese Army. However, that states that it ended in a tactical draw.[who?][citation needed]


The Chinese government and Western media reported that the Chinese had scored a major victory.[1][full citation needed] Historian Barbara W. Tuchman had another opinion, however. She wrote that the "Japanese withdrew without pursuit from what appeared to have been a training and foraging offensive to collect rice and river shipping."[2][full citation needed]

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(simplified Chinese: 鄂西会战; traditional Chinese: 鄂西會戰; pinyin: È Xī Huìzhàn)