24 Mar 1938
  • British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain rejected the Soviet request to form an international bloc to contain German aggression. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek inspected troops at Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. He personally appointed Bai Chongxi and Lin Weizu as staff officers of the 5th War Area. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • Japanese artillery began bombardment the city walls of Tai'erzhuang, Shandong Province. Japanese troops attempted to rush into collapsed areas of the wall, but such attacks were driven back after suffering great casualties. Overnight, General Sun Lianzhong visited the town under the cover of darkness, and decided to transfer several field guns and armored vehicles to bolster defenses. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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