Nationalist Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) troops attacking Japanese-held Teng-Chung (also Tengchong or Tengchung), a city in Yunnan province, on the Burmese border, during World War 2. A chinese Captain, watches through binoculars, as his infantry leave trenches and advance toward a hilltop fortification. Shells burst near the summit and around the advancing troops, who carry poles and ladders.Upon reaching the outer walls they use the ladders to scale them and enter the fortification. Later, KMT soldiers are seen sheltering against buildings as the town is struck by Japanese shellfire. They run forward, and one of them employs a flame thrower. They run past barricades and burning vehicles, toward a damaged building. Two riflemen take up prone positions, as the soldier with the flame thrower passes in front of them. The infantrymen crawl forward cautiously.
The Nationalist Chinese Salween Campaign against Japanese forces in Western Yunnan Province, during World War 2. Kuomintang (KMT) Chinese Air Force airplanes drop bombs on Japanese positions in valley near Salween River. U.S.Army Air Forces C-47 aircraft of the Air Transport Command's India-China Wing, airdrop military supplies to elements of the KMT army. U.S. military advisors (plus two pet dogs) help the Chinese to retrieve the airdropped supplies. They load mortar tubes and munitions on the shoulders of Chinese soldiers, who are also seen fastening loads on the backs of mules. The Chinese troops transport the supplies up winding mountainous paths into a destroyed town.
Nationalist Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) troops of General Wei Li-huang's Chinese Expeditionary Force, operating during their Salween campaign of World War 2. They attack Japanese 56th Division forces defending the city of Teng-Chung (also Tengchong or Tengchung) in Yunnan province, on the Burmese border. KMT soldiers are seen behind a tall fortification. A wooden box, at their feet, carries name of a company and a label reading,"The Largest Exporters of British Bottled Beers." The soldiers are firing recoilless weapons (bazookas). Other soldiers fire the same type weapons from a sandbagged field position. Other KMT soldiers are seen in a sandbagged trench,abutting a building.They fire rifles and hand-held machine guns. Famed war photographer, Wong Hai-sheng (or Wang Xiaoting) better known as H.S. "Newsreel" Wong, is seen with a small hand-held movie camera, moving behind the KMT barricade. He films from a position next to a soldier firing a machine gun. Wong poses as he winds his camera.
Nationalist Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) troops occupying Teng-Chung (also Tengchong or Tengchung), a city in Yunnan province, on the Burmese border, during World War 2. The town is devasted by effects of war. A column of Chinese soldiers walks through the wreckage. The Chinese are seen carrying wounded soldiers on litters, down the hill from a fortification. Some ambulatory wounded are seen. Medics treat wounded Chinese soldiers lying on the ground. Dead Japanese soldiers are seen lying in trenches. A Chinese soldier reaches into the pocket of a dead Japanese soldier and pulls out a large Japanese flag. A column of the Chinese troops marches through a less damaged area.
The Nationalist Chinese Kuomintang (KMT) engaged in the Salween campaign of Western Yunnan Province in World War 2. KMT troops fire field artillery at Japanese positions in a valley. They also fire heavy mortars. KMT soldiers firing small trench mortars from positions inside destroyed buildings.
Chinese troops of the 200th Div, fifth army, waiting in revetment near loading point. Troop soldiers sitting and lying on the ground. Close view of few soldiers. Troops march toward loading point. Soldiers pose holding flag. Close view of soldier with gun.
A military transport aircraft C-47 can be seen in background.