|Battle on the Bank of the Halha, Nomonhan by Tsuguharu Fujita
Commissioned by retired Kwantung Army commander General Osugi, who was overall commander during the battle. For research, the Army brought Fujita to the battlefield to study the terrain and had their full cooperation. The painting portrays Japanese Army infantry at Bain Tsagn west of Nomonhan involved in a close quarters attacks using bayonets counterattacking Soviet BT-7 tanks during early July 1939. Osugi was heavily involved with the painting, suggesting modifications and revisions. 1.4m x 4.48m canvas.
Credit: Tsuguharu Fujita / National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Date: (1941)
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