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Canton Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Date October to December 1938
Location Guangdong Province
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Japan Imperial Japanese Army,
Japan Imperial Japanese Navy Japan
Republic of China National Revolutionary Army China
Commanders
Japan Lt. Gen. Motoo Furusho,
Japan Adm. Koichi Shiozawa
Republic of China Yu Han-mou
Strength
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Casualties and losses
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The Canton Operation was part of a campaign by Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War to blockade China to prevent it from communicating with the outside world and importing needed arms and materials. Control of Canton and the Pearl River Delta would provide a base to make the blockade of Guangdong province more effective by seizing southern China's major port and isolate the British port of Hong Kong.

Order of battle for Guangdong Operation

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