Tianjin–Pukou Railway Operation

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Tientsin – Pukow Railway Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Date August – November 1937
Location Tianjin–Pukou Railway
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Japan Japan, North China Area Army Taiwan China, National Revolutionary Army
Commanders and leaders
Japan Toshizō Nishio Taiwan Song Zheyuan
Units involved
Strength
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Casualties and losses
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The Japanese 津浦線作戦 or Tientsin–Pukow Railway Operation (Early August to mid November, 1937) was a follow up operation to the Battle of Beiping-Tianjin of the Japanese army in North China at the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War, thought concurrently with the Beiping–Hankou Railway Operation. The Tientsin–Pukow Railway Operation was not authorized by Imperial General Headquarters. The Japanese advanced following the line of the Tianjin-Pukou Railway aiming to the Yangtze River without meeting much resistance. The Japanese advance stopped at Jinan 36°40′N 116°59′E / 36.67°N 116.98°E / 36.67; 116.98 on Yellow River after majority of the participating Japanese forces were redirected for the Battle of Taiyuan and replaced by parts of the newly formed 109th division.

Aftermath[edit]

After the stalemate at Yellow River from November 1937 to March 1938, the fighting resumed resulting in Battle of Xuzhou.

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