„Problemes strategiques de la gerre de partisans contre le Japon” by Mao Tse-Toung published by the Editions en Langues Etrangeres Pekin 1964. The text in Ebglish is: “Strategic Problems of the Partisan War against Japan”.
Chinese book about chinese partisans war against Japan in years 1937-1945. At the start of the War of Resistance against Japan, a large number of people, both inside and outside the Party, underestimated the importance of the strategic role of partisan warfare and put their hopes in it. Regular warfare, and in particular in the action of the Kuomintang army. Comrade Mao Zedong refuted this point of view and showed in this writing the right way to develop the anti-Japanese partisan war. This enabled the VIIIth Route Army and the New IVth Army, which numbered little more than 40,000 at the start of the War of Resistance in 1937, to form at the time of Japan’s surrender in 1945 a powerful army of one million men, after having created a large number of revolutionary bases and playing a considerable role in the War of Resistance. As a result, Chiang Kai-shek did not dare, during this war, to capitulate to Japan, nor to start a general civil war; and when he unleashed it in 1946, the People’s Liberation Army created out of the VIIIth Route Army and the New IV Army was already strong enough to face the offensive of Tchiang Kaï-shek.