Total: 23,816 military casualties[2][3][4]

Civilian casualties:
  • 11,147 killed[3]
  • 2,161 wounded[3]
  • 3,986 missing


Total: 17,294 civilian casualties

45 billion yuan worth of private and public property damage[3]
  • 4,000+ killed (including 85% of all officers)
  • 4,000+ wounded
  • 100 captured
Total: 8,100+ casualties[2][3][4][5]

The Battle of South Guangxi (simplified Chinese: 桂南会战; traditional Chinese: 桂南會戰; pinyin: Guìnán Huìzhàn) was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

In November 1939, the Japanese landed on the coast of Guangxi and captured Nanning. In this battle, the Japanese successfully cut off Chongqing from the ocean, effectively severing foreign aid to China's war efforts by the sea, rendering Indochina, the Burma Road and The Hump the only ways to send aid to China.

The Chinese were able to launch several major offensives that maximized Japanese casualties. A majority of the conflicts occurred in the contention for Kunlun Pass. With the success of the Vietnam Expedition in September 1940, the Japanese were able to cut China off from Indochina. Now only the Burma Road and The Hump remained, ending the costly necessity of occupying Guangxi. By November 1940, Japanese forces had evacuated from Guangxi except from some coastal enclaves.

Order of battle




  1. ^ 桂南会战_百度百科
  2. ^ a b c d e Article: The Battle of Kunlun Pass http://baike.baidu.com/view/160789.htm?fromId=86375
  3. ^ a b c d e f Article: The Battle of South Guangxi http://baike.baidu.com/view/641737.htm
  4. ^ a b War Study: The Occupation of Nanning and the Failure of Kunlun http://warstudy.com/history/world_war/jp_china/408.xml
  5. ^ Article: NRA 5th Corps http://baike.baidu.com/view/4350887.htm

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Coordinates: 23°48′20″N 108°59′02″E / 23.8055°N 108.9840°E / 23.8055; 108.9840