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 value and brutality, surprised the civilized global. Mass executions, rampant raping, wholesale looting, and common 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 sooner than and after their arrival. those files shape a constant and trustworthy checklist of the bloodbath, its aftermath, and the overall social stipulations within the months that undefined. This booklet features a selection of British diplomatic records, Royal military stories of complaints, and US naval intelligence reports.
a dismal web page in History examines those newly unearthed records that improve our wisdom and figuring out of the scope and intensity of the tragedy in Nanjing.

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