77 years ago,China 1937

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77 years ago,China 1937

Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 09:40

From Rekishi Syashin,Shashin Shuho,Shina Jihen Gahou,Sekai Gahou,magazines from that year.


Marco Polo Bridge
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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 09:47

War erupts in northern China
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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 09:53

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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 12:37

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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 12:38

Railway station
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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 12:44

MG hauling
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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2007 12:50

Bombs away
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Post by faf_476 » 06 Feb 2007 14:22

Nice pictures, any pics related to bombing?
Esp. Cities.
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Marco Polo Bridge at present

Post by RJcccc » 06 Feb 2007 15:12

I think, it is a little droll to hear this English translation-name of the bridge.In fact, we, Chinese, call this bridge Lugou Bridge.
There was a photo taken by my father in Nov. last year in this place.
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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2007 03:31

R.J.

Do you know which stelae that is?

http://www.china.org.cn/english/feature ... /31253.htm

At the extremes of the bridge there are two stone stelae, one recording the history of the renovation work carried out in the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722), and the other bearing the inscription "The Moon over the Lugou Bridge at Dawn" in the handwriting of Emperor Qianlong.


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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2007 08:08

I think this is at Tienstin.
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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2007 08:15

Artillery spotting
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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2007 08:42

My understanding of these events(please correct me if I'm wrong):

North China Incident July/August 1937

JULY 8-11 1937:three day clash at Marco Polo Bridge(Lukouchiao),20 miles south of Peking.An armistice was negotiated by the local commanders on the 11th.This then held for about 3 weeks in that area.

JULY 10--Japanese decision to send reinforcements to North China.This included 3 divisions from Japan proper.Sugiyama tells Hirohito,"even if war with China came..it could be finished within two or three months.."

JULY 25--clashes at Langfan,near Tienstin.

JULY 26--clash at Kuang'an Gate,Peking

JULY 27--Imperial order--"chastise the Chinese army in the Peking-Tienstin area--bring stability to the main strategic places in that region".

JULY 29--Japanese occupy Peking and Tienstin.

JULY 30--Tungchow massacre/Tongzhou Incident("a second Nikolaevsk') ; viewtopic.php?t=71169

The Japanese ignored their own provoacation in causing this massacre and some sectors called for retribution.

Diary of Prince Takamatsu,2nd August:

"..the mood of the army today is that we're really going to smash China so that it will be ten years before they can stand up straight again".

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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2007 09:57

Concealed position
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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2007 13:06

Entering Peking
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