The equipped step gun is naturally due to the fact that this step gun is the main step gun of the Soviet Union, and it is purely due to the fact that too many Japanese step guns are equipped.
The former direct armies were all Japanese-made weapons. After the defeat, whether they defected or were captured by prisoners, these weapons and equipment fell into the hands of Fengjun. Before the Anhui Army, they were the same as Fengjun. But last year, they also bought a large number of Japanese-made ordnance stores. In the Anhui Army, Japanese-made weapons and self-produced imported German original models were also together. For the capture of these Japanese-made guns, Fengjun naturally had to be attached to several divisions and envoys.
Therefore, at present, several units equipped with Japanese infantry guns can be found in Fengjun, including Lu Yongxiang First Division, Bao Guiqing First Huncheng Brigade, newly compiled 11th Division and 11th Huncheng Brigade, all of which are equipped with Japanese infantry guns.
In fact, apart from Japanese-style step guns and Japanese-style step guns, there are many disorderly step guns in the Fengjun, including the Austrian-Hungarian Manli Xiabu guns, the Russian Mosinna Gambu guns and even a small number of the latest German Mao Se 9-step guns. In addition, there are many old-fashioned single-step guns, such as the Mao Se single-step gun and the Martini step gun. Some of these messy and old-fashioned step guns were originally stored in the three northeastern provinces and more were seized after the South War.
However, these random step guns are generally not equipped with regular troops. For the reason of logistics unification, the Soviet high command has already made sure that the standard step gun guns of regular troops can be used by a few troops to capture a large number of Japanese step guns, and after the other step guns are collected uniformly, each model is assigned to each patrol unit.
This has also caused dozens of patrol regiments in Bong Jun to be equipped with various and complicated equipment, some equipped with Fu-made step guns, some equipped with Japanese step guns, and some simply equipped with Russian Mosinnagam step guns, but also equipped with single-loaded step guns such as Martini and Old Mao Se.
It’s always a mess. Any gun base that can be found in contemporary China can be found in dozens of patrol regiments of Fengjun.
There is no way to equip the patrol troops with these miscellaneous guns in large quantities. Although the Fu factory has worked overtime for a long time, the guns produced are still far from what the patrol troops need, and they are forced to import guns to fill the gap. This situation naturally frees up much energy to change the uniform of the patrol troops.
The equipment is in a mess, and the fighting capacity is not strong enough to go there. At present, there are 30 regiments and 10 battalions in the patrol force. The number of each regiment is more or less like that of the Fifth Patrol Corps stationed in northern Jiangsu, with more than 2,000 people and less than 1,000 people.
These patrol troops (excluding patrol cavalry battalion) total about 70 thousand people.
The regular troops and patrol troops combined belong to the Soviet Union, and the total number of troops is about 240,000.
Compared with last year, the number of troops entering the country has more than doubled
However, in terms of the total number of troops, Fengjun is not much, and although Duan Qirui probably damaged tens of thousands of Anhui troops in northern Jiangsu, the number of Anhui troops has not decreased compared with last year, but has further increased. According to the intelligence service of the high command, Anhui controls nearly 200,000 troops, which is not much less than that of the Soviet army.
In addition, the various branches of the Confederacy are scattered, but Zhao Erxun, Zhang Dong and others add up to 300,000 to 400,000 troops, and Zhang Dong alone deployed more than 150,000 troops in Wuhan.
Therefore, simply comparing the total strength of the army, the control of the army by the Soviet Union, does not occupy much advantage, but the facts cannot be compared like this
There are more than 170,000 people in the Soviet Union’s 240,000 troops who can pull the battlefield, and there are about 100,000 people in the main force.
On the other hand, Anhui has a huge army of 200,000, but it is very difficult for other troops to fight against the three main divisions of Fengjun, namely, the third division, the ninth division and the tenth division.
The Confederacy almost doesn’t look at the large number of troops, but there are only a few that can actually be counted, that is, the 19th town of Zhao Erxun, Zhang Dong controlling the first Northern Expedition army commander Zhang Biao leading the first town, and the 5th Northern Expedition army commander Li Yuanhong leading the second town. The other two main forces in the Confederacy have disappeared, and the 10th town of Xilianghui has been wiped out by the Anhui army, and the 30th town of Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, and Guangzhou has been badly hit. Less than 5,000 remnants have been returned to Guangxi and incorporated into the 17th town. Now even the serial number has been revoked.
Although the total number of troops in Fengjun is not too much, the main force is far superior to that of other warlords. Together, the main forces of Anhui and the South Federation may not be able to beat Su Shiwu’s main force.
Here, just by looking at the contrast of heavy weapons, we can clearly see the gap between each other. Those mortars are no different. After all, neither Anhui nor the Confederacy are equipped with such weapons on a large scale. Su Fengjun’s 170,000 regular troops have 350 guns, most of which are the most advanced tube-retreating guns, and the heavy machine guns are more than 600.
It would be nice to have 200 cannons in Anhui, and the heavy machine guns are more than 200. The gap between the southern Federation and the southern Federation is probably about the same. Because Anhui and the southern Federation have money, they can’t buy Madsen’s limited production capacity, but the European powers are insufficient, they will sell them to Anhui, while Fengjun bought and prepared a large number of light machine guns in the early stage, and it was only by relying on Fu Factory to produce them in the later stage that it was able to accumulate more than 1,000 light machine guns.
It was the above-mentioned gaps that gave many Soviet generals confidence and actively prepared for the Nandu River War Plan.
Feng Jun was going to cross the river and Anhui Army was going to defend the Yangtze River. Therefore, in the first month of the 19th century, both sides were nervous and prepared. Everyone who knew a little about the situation in the country knew that a large-scale war would break out in Jiangsu and Anhui soon. This war would determine the real ownership of Beiyang Lord and who could unify China in the future.
For such a war, several people are keeping their eyes open on the movements of the Anhui Army and the Fengjun Army. Even Wu Fengling, Wang Shizhen, Zhang Dong, Zhao Erxun and others in Hubei and Shanxi have stopped large-scale wars and then turned their attention to the Yangtze River.
In this tense atmosphere, the first large-scale political banquet in the Spring Festival was also ushered in in the West Garden of Jingshi!
On the sixth day of the Lunar New Year, Mr. and Mrs. Zhao Dongyun distributed invitations to invite foreign ministers who are military and political dignitaries of the capital to attend the Spring Festival Garden Party in Xiyuan Zhonghai.
Chapter three hundred and seventy-seven Informal commitment
Invited military and political dignitaries, foreign ministers each wore a decent formal dress ceremony, carrying the first wife or the first daughter in a carriage and entering the West Garden one after another, and some Beijing military generals came alone on marooned horses.
In the former Qing dynasty, the common sedan chair was already out of sight.
After the Republic, Zhao Dongyun made all military and political officials not allowed to go out in a sedan chair very early, and abandoned the appellation of lords and officials with a strong feudal dynasty atmosphere. The move gradually spread to carriages, which greatly stimulated the development of carriage industry in Soviet-ruled areas.
However, although there are horses, mules and other animals in the northern part of China, the number of them is still very insufficient. Officials generally ride Oriental cars, which makes this new type of transportation. In just two years, the company in North China has invested in a Oriental car factory to produce this new type of transportation, and there are also many human-powered cars in major cities such as Jingshi and Tianjin.
However, being able to come to Xiyuan today is either a military and political dignitary or a foreign minister, plus today’s occasion, but it is naturally impossible for people who come to a very formal national banquet to lose their faces. They all come by four-wheeled or two-wheeled carriage to ride directly, so there are those military commanders.
These costumed guests soon formed a small circle after entering the West Garden, and some of them fell in love with their parents.
Today, this kind of occasion is rare, and many people take their families with them to see the world. Many people still want to let their younger brothers support this opportunity to go on blind dates. After all, it is expensive to be present, and there is a great possibility of marriage.
No, these people say that ministers of various countries will naturally not regard today’s Spring Festival Garden Party as an ordinary gathering like ordinary Soviet dignitaries. They are not here for fun. No matter where they go, these diplomats have a strong political purpose
"Before that, your country got a loan from the Jin-Pu Railway and didn’t congratulate Sir!" The speaker is French Minister Pasteur in China.
Although the words are well disguised, they still reveal strong envy!
The Jinpu Railway is the second north-south artery that runs through China. The investment amount is expected to exceed 10 million pounds. The French side has also made great efforts to compete for this railway loan, but it was finally robbed by the British, which made Pasteur not disappointed.
However, there was neither disappointment nor envy. Zhao Dongyun lent the Jinpu Railway to Britain not only because of the low interest rate of the British loan, but also because of political factors.
Whether the Jin-Pu Railway will connect Jinling with Tianjin or Nanjing-Shanghai Railway after the completion of the future Yangtze River Bridge, and this Yangtze River basin has always been an important interest of the British and must not be touched by the state.
Similarly, the loan to the British Jinpu Railway is also to get the British side to acquiesce in its Nandu River plan!
The British Yangjiang River basin makes it impossible for Zhao Dongyun to cross the Yangtze River to bypass the British, not to mention that if the British put their warships on the Yangtze River under the banner of protecting businessmen, Zhao Dongyun would definitely not dare to cross the river rashly.
Even if the British don’t support their own crossing the river, let the British not object!
This is that important reason why Zhao Dongyun lent the Jin-Pu railway to Britain!
After listening to Pasteur’s words, John Newell Jordan also smiled professionally and then said, "Thank you for your congratulations, but I heard that your country is actively negotiating with Jurentang about the follow-up loan for the Guangdong-China Railway. If it succeeds, your ambassador will be famous in the Far East!"
That’s true, but John Newell Jordan denies that the French can get a loan for the Guangdong-Han railway. Not to mention that the Guangdong-Han railway passing area is still under the control of the southern Federation and Anhui respectively, even if the said area is used by the Soviet Union to put the Guangdong-Han railway construction schedule, the French have no chance.
First of all, the issue of Guangdong-Han Railway is more sensitive than that of Jinpu Railway and Longhai Railway. In the past few years, Americans obtained the construction of this railway, but later, due to public opinion, the Qing government was forced to take back the construction of this railway, thus suspending the subsequent construction of this railway. Even if Zhao Dongyun’s government dared to borrow money to build the Guangdong-Han Railway, the French were absolutely competitive, but Britain or the United States, and even the construction of the Belgian-China Railway, was more influential than France.