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    Dornod Province  Mongolia
Location
Dornod Province is located in eastern Mongolia. To the east and south is the international border with Manchuria (Manchukuo) today China.

Wartime History
During May to September 1939, a border dispute known as the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident happened between the Japanese and Manchukuoans versus Mongolian and Russians. Afterwards, the border remained as the Soviet Union and Mongolia claimed it.

On August 9, 1945 after midnight, Soviet forces launched "Operation August Storm" attacking Manchuria on three fronts including the Harbin–Kirin Offensive Operation (Harbin-Jilin) launched from eastern Mongolia.

  Located in eastern Mongolia
  Located in eastern Mongolia
  Third largest city in eastern Mongolia
  Nomonhan / Khalkhin Gol Area Rivers & Bridges
  River disputed during May - August 1939
  Soviet-Mongolian crossing used during battle
  Small river separating north and south battlefield
  Japanese crossing built on July 9th
  Japanese crossing built in late July
  Northern Battlefield
  Located to the north of Fui
  Flat area to the north of the battlefield
  Small river separating north and south battlefield
  Oval lake near the border
   Southern Battlefield
  Lone pine hill, Japanese defensive position
   Western Battlefield
  High ground west of Khalkhin Gol
  Town on the west bank of the Khalkhin Gol
  Settlement on the west bank of the Khalkhin Gol
  Lake located to the west of the battlefield
  High ground west of Khalkhin Gol

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Last Updated
November 11, 2020

 

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