Battle Spotlight 4: Battle of Manchuria

On August 8 as decided at the Tehran and Yalta conferences Russia would assist the USA in the pacific theater by invading the Manchuria part of the Japanese Empire. During the attacks, Russia was supported by Mongolia and the Republic of China (it wasn’t Communist yet). While on the other side it was Japan, Manchuria and supporters from inner Mongolia .The Soviet commander Marshal  Aleksandr Vasilevsky’s plan to capture Manchuria was simple but huge. It was to be conducted on  three fronts, Transbaikal Front (from China), the First East Front (from Vladovstok) and the Second Far East Front (from Khabarovsk).     Continue reading