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Re the number of Japanese troops in China at the end of the war: For what it's worth, Hayashi and Coox, KOGUN: The Japanese Army in the Pacific War, p. 150, gives the number of troops in the China Expeditionary Army in June 1945 as 1,050,000. Louis Allen, The End of the War in Asia, pp. 242-43, gives an end-of-the-war figure of 1,313,240 total "land and sea forces in China (excluding Manchuria), in Taiwan, and in Indo-China north of the 16th parallel." He also cites a figure provided by official Nationalist Chinese war historians of 2,129,826, which includes civilians, Koreans, and Taiwanese. Of this total, Japanese forces were 1,240,471. Also under Japanese arms were 14,428 Koreans and 44,118 Taiwanese. You pays your money and you takes your choice. Stanley Falk Stanley Falk <firstname.lastname@example.org> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----