“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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China’s Wartime Road to Russia – Ulan Bator to Chengdu…

Posted: January 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »

In 1938 it was announced that, with the Burma Road still pretty basic, and the old military supply road that ran from Ulan Bator in Mongolia to Kalgan (Zhangjiakou) cut by the Japanese invasion, 1,000,000 labourers were at work on a new military road to unite Nationalist China and Soviet Russia.

According to the map above the new road would run from UB to Lanchow (Lanzhou) in Gansu and then down to Chengtu (Chengdu) in Sichuan. Not sure it ever got finished though as it was ultiamtely the Burma Road that would become China’s major supply line.

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