"It is Japan's mission to be supreme in Asia, the South Seas and eventually the four corners of the world." - General Sadao Araki
Chinese man who has been hacked along the throat by a bayonet of a Japanese solider
Nanjing man slashed by a sword on the neck from a Japanese troop. Fortunately, the troop failed to decapitate him and he lived
Chinese Victim who has been burned and cut from the disaster
Second Sino Japanese War
Chinese prisoners were used as live targets for Japanese bayonet drill
Desolation and disaster after the Japanese bomb and invade
Victorious Japanese troops scout and patrol building which was a government building before the massacre
The Raping of Nanjing
- On Dec. 13, 1937 Japanese troops invaded the capital city of the Chinese republic, Nanjing
- There was massive destruction and killing that went on for six weeks and was remembered as the “Rape of Nanjing”
- Leader of Chinese republic was Chiang Kai-shek
- An estimated death toll of over a quarter of a million people were killed
- It was a massacre of rape and destruction where the Japanese killed civilians and raped them without blinking an eye.
- Japanese nationalist would twist the story to justify what they did although it was an immoral act, they said that the majority killed were resisting Japanese occupation thus they were executed
- The invasion of Nanjing will always be remembered and to this day in Japanese school history textbooks it can upstart heated protesters on the streets in China.
- The Nanjing massacre is one of the most gruesome and darkest events of that century.
The Chinese grieve
Chinese women holding her child while mourning the death of her husband
The aftermath of the invasion
Dead bodies litter the streets in Nanjing after the invasion.
The Japanese troops
Strong and confident Japanese troops raise their rifles up as they march into Nanjing
-Destroyed 8 battleships, and 188 U.S aircraft
-100 Japanese died in the attack, while 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were injured
-outrage among the public in the U.S united its divided media and public behind president Roosevelt.
-On December 11 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S starting WWII