At the request of the other Allies, on 9th August 1945, a force of over 1.5 million Red Army soldiers unleashed a massive attack against the Japanese in Manchuria. Volume 2 covers the detailed course of operational and tactical fighting in virtually every combat sector.
List of Illustrations, List of Maps, List of Figures and Tables, List of Abbreviations, Symbols, Introduction, 1. The 5th Army’s Penetration of the Border Fortified Zone: The Penetration of a Prepared Defense, 2. The 1st Red Banner Army’s Advance to Pamientung: Operations in Heavily Wooded Mountains, 3. The 35th Army’s Advance to Mishan: Operations in Swampy Lowlands, 4. The Battle for Mutanchiang: Set-Piece Battle, 5. The 35th Army’s Capture of the Hutou Fortress: Reduction of a Fortified Region, 6. The 39th Army’s Envelopment of the Halung-Arshaan Fortified Region: Operations in Arid Mountains, 7. The 36th Army’s Advance to Hailar: A Forward Detachment’s Deep Operations, 8. The 15th Army’s Advance to Chiamussu: Joint Ground and Riverine Operations, 9. The Battle for Southern Sakhalin Island, 11-25 August 1945: Joint Ground and Amphibious Operations, 10. The Amphibious Assault on the Kuril Islands, 11. Conclusions, APPENDICES: 1. Soviet Documents on the Sakhalin Operation Combat, 2. Soviet Documents on the Kuril Amphibious Assault Operation, Bibliography, Index