The Eighth Route Army consisted of Chinese Red Army (communist) forces who, through an alliance with the Nationalist government, fought the Japanese. Though they wear the Nationalist insignia on their hats and their arm patches indicate the Nationalist 18th Army Group, they still considered themselves the communist-affiliated Eighth Route Army.
Source of Descriptive Information
Forman, H. (1946). Report from Red China. London: Robert Hale Limited.