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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

"In 1937, the first major clash of forces of the Imperial Japanese Army and the Chinese National Republican Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War was recorded in the Battle of Shanghai, or also known as the Battle of Songhu.

During the Japanese onslaught, the terrifying might of the Japanese Army was revealed. Apparently, Japan was far more superior in air power and number of combat troops and China was helpless at stopping the Japanese forces from occupying Shanghai. China had to brave hell and high waters to prevent the invasion of Japan on the capital.

China, despite its bold stand against Japan, was at the losing end. Japan had been making attempts into Chinese territory since 1932. The Chinese are no strangers to the military might of Japan. They tried to protect important industries by removing them from the capital and into the interior China. They aimed their defenses at Shanghai to buy time to move their industries and make allies of the Western powers…"
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Big Martin Back17 Apr 2018 11:49 p.m. PST

My great-uncle was serving with the British troops in the legation area at the time. I think some of the things he saw helping out after Japanese attacks haunted him ever after.

TacticalPainter0118 Apr 2018 6:48 a.m. PST

That was written by someone barely literate in English and it looks like their sources were not primary, but some garbled, propagandist tripe. The struggle for Shanghai is an epic story, but this isn't that story.

Legion 418 Apr 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

The IJF there and elsewhere in the PTO/CBI added chapters to what we call War Crimes. Absolutely medieval by most standards …

Of course sadly they were not alone in such horror. And as we know in certain places in the world some of that still is going on.

Only on a smaller scale in appears … if ones looks for something about humans evolving beyond those sort of atrocities …

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