A Dark Page in History: The Nanjing Massacre and by Suping Lu

By Suping Lu

On December thirteen, 1937, eastern troops captured China’s former capital, Nanjing. The occasions that turned referred to as the Rape of Nanking, or the Nanjing bloodbath, which, with its significance and brutality, surprised the civilized international. Mass executions, rampant raping, wholesale looting, and frequent burning went on for weeks.

After the worst of the atrocities used to be over, 3 American diplomats have been allowed to come back to the fallen urban on January 6, 1938. 3 days later, British Consul Humphrey Ingelram Prideaux-Brune, army connecté William Alexander Lovat-Fraser, and Air connecté J. S. Walser, besides German diplomats, arrived in Nanjing at the HMS Cricket to reopen the British Embassy.

The British diplomats consistently despatched out dispatches reporting neighborhood stipulations ahead of and after their arrival. those records shape a constant and trustworthy checklist of the bloodbath, its aftermath, and the overall social stipulations within the months that undefined. This ebook incorporates a choice of British diplomatic records, Royal army stories of lawsuits, and US naval intelligence reports.
a gloomy web page in History examines those newly unearthed files that increase our wisdom and knowing of the scope and intensity of the tragedy in Nanjing.

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