PART XV: FALL OF HUAINAN
Japanese soldiers celebrating the victory at Huainan
Chinese reinforced Huainan. Diversion plan failed. Offensive against Huainan was stopped.
We are attacking Huaiyin. General Higashikuni doesn't want to give Chinese time to rest.
Chinese reinforcements arrived at Huaiyin.
Huaiyin was captured yesterday. Chinese invaded Heze with single division. Our forces in Xuzhou drove them back and are currently marching towards the region.
9 fresh infantry divisions are ready in Nagasaki. These divisions are currently reorganizing and will be sent to China within a week.
Suzhou, a critical strategic region, is again battle field. Chinese hordes are attacking to retake the region once again.
Battle of Suzhou continues with the arrival of our reinforcements. We are still heavily outnumbered by Chinese forces, but our brave soldiers are defending the honour of emperor to the death.
Revision of Armaments Program
After the deployment of 9 infantry divisions, armaments program was reorganized. 5 new Kagero class destroyers, 3 infantry divisions and 3 mountain divisions were added to the top of armaments program.
We are evacuating Suzhou. 9 new divisions arrived at Nanjing and they are currently reorganizing.
We captured Suzhou and launched offensive against Huainan. This is the largest attacking force we gathered so far.
We launched bait offensive against Nantong to delay Chinese forces advancing towards Huainan.
Huainan was finally captured. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops were trapped in Nantong and Yancheng. Chinese are attacking Anyang in the North.
We are retreating from Anyang. Our cavalry forces in Yangquan are also making strategic withdrawal to Shijazhuang.
Chinese launched offensive against Suzhou to link up with their isolated troops. We are sending reinforcements to Suzhou. General Higashikuni ordered the defense of the region to the last man. There will be no retreat this time.
Chinese thrust in Anyang is threatening Changzhou and thus cutting the Northern and the Southern Front again.