Battle of Nomonhan (Khalkin-Gol) 20–31 August 1939

$3.95

Map Code: Ax01624

Japan’s invasion of Manchuria in 1931 led to border disputes with Soviet-allied Mongolia. The Mongolia–Manchuria border became a highly contentious issue, with the Japanese considering it to be demarcated by the Khalkin-Gol River, whilst the Mongolians and Soviets maintained that it ran east of the village of Nomonhan. When a Mongolian cavalry unit and their grazing horses crossed the river on 11 May, a series of skirmishes and escalations led to a build up of thousands of troops in the area. Full-scale battle broke out on 20 August when Soviet General Georgy Zhukov gave the order for an attack. A large force of Russian tanks was covertly amassed prior to the attack and used during a flanking manoeuvre which trapped Japanese forces on 25 August. The efficiency of the Soviet supply lines, which crossed some 400 miles (645 km) from the nearest railhead, was a major advantage and the Japanese were fully removed from the area by 31 August.

Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing Personal Subscription – Annually
HIGH QUALITY IMAGE DOWNLOADS
All of our downloadable maps are provided as JPEG at 300 DPI and a minimum of 1500px wide.
  • icon-formats

    Different Formats

  • icon-variations

    Request Variations

  • icon-subscriptions

    Institution Subscriptions

Qty:
error: Content is protected !!