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Portfolio: The Battle That Saved Taiwan

Originally published by MHQ magazine. Published Online: August 07, 2012 
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Guningtou 1949

Picture 1 of 5

Nationalist forces dig fortifications on Kinmen Island, their last defense before Taiwan.

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    Edward Chen says:

    As a scholar currently writing a book on the 1949 Battle of Guningtou, for whom these paintings are well-known, I must mention the caption for "Picture 2 of 5" should read
    "In the early morning hours of October 25, Mao Zedong's soldiers landed at Guningtou in more than 200 boats."

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    Edward Chen says:

    Also: the caption for "Picture 3 of 5" should read
    Chinese Nationalist forces supported by tanks advance on the Communists early in the fighting.

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