From the foregoing summary of differences that exist between guerrilla warfare and orthodox warfare, it can be seen

that it is improper to compare the two. Further distinction must be made in order to clarify this matter. While the Eighth Route Army is a regular army, its North China campaign is essentially guerrilla in nature, for it operates in enemy s rear. !n occasion, howe"er, Eighth Route Army commanders ha"e concentrated powerful forces to stri#e an enemy in motion and the characteristics of orthodox mobile warfare were e"ident in the battle at $ ing %sing &uan and in other engagements.

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