77 years ago,China 1937

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2014 07:40

Same source
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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by hisashi » 06 Feb 2014 16:24

Post Number:#104 Postby Peter H on Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:35 am
Peter H wrote:Same source
The indication on ammo box reads 甲弾, perhaps the first char of 徹甲弾(AP shell) was hidden in this pic. Type 3 HMG's ammo was compatible with type-38 Arisaka rifle. 6.5mm type-92 AP shell would be very weak, considering its bore. For Arisaka rifle it penetrated 8mm armor at the distance of 150m.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_3_heavy_machine_gun

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by Akira Takizawa » 07 Feb 2014 03:26

hisashi wrote:The indication on ammo box reads 甲弾, perhaps the first char of 徹甲弾(AP shell) was hidden in this pic.
No. 甲弾 means Type A ammo box. There were two types of ammo box (甲弾 and 乙弾) in HMG.

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by artlinefilms » 24 Feb 2014 15:19

Dear Peter H,

I am carrying out research for a historical documentary film.
I would like to ask you a question about one of the photographs that you have posted in the forum.
Would you be available by email?

Many thanks in advance for your reply.

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by tigre » 26 Jan 2016 18:16

Hello to all :D; a little more........................

The Chinese shoot back at the Japanese around Peiping.

After the incident at Marco Polo Bridge, on July 7, 1937 shooting broke out all across North China. Japan took over the railway Peiping- Shanhaikwan (see below) and moved crack troops into North China.

Source: Life Magazine 26 Jul 1937.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by vdbr » 05 Feb 2016 19:59

Hi all,

I recently worked on a short documentary series for a YouTube channel that involved a lot of testimonies from Chinese survivors of the period. If you want to check it out you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdfi- ... Q/featured

Let me know if you find it interesting.

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by manfredzhang » 23 May 2021 02:44

Chiang’s decision to attack the Japanese garrison in Shanghai not only was a silly decision later costed him his regime in mainland China but also is an act of war.

He was lucky on the winning side, else he should be tried and hanged for breaching peace and starting a war.

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by manfredzhang » 17 Jun 2021 21:22

vdbr wrote:
05 Feb 2016 19:59
Hi all,

I recently worked on a short documentary series for a YouTube channel that involved a lot of testimonies from Chinese survivors of the period. If you want to check it out you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkdfi- ... Q/featured

Let me know if you find it interesting.

Be very cautious to use these so called testimony.

1, This is "modern day" memory not those writen down when the incident happened. There will be considerable error of human memory especially after decades.
2, China is an authoritarian country. Not only people were being brainwashed by Communist's propaganda, but also whatever they spoke were influenced by the communist regime...

I won't put too much confidence to the so called testimony.

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Re: 77 years ago,China 1937

Post by limited » 10 Apr 2024 06:42

manfredzhang wrote:
23 May 2021 02:44
Chiang’s decision to attack the Japanese garrison in Shanghai not only was a silly decision later costed him his regime in mainland China but also is an act of war.

He was lucky on the winning side, else he should be tried and hanged for breaching peace and starting a war.
Japan's decision to go to war led to over 100,000 Japanese being burned to death in a single night in Tokyo as well as other Japanese cities erased by firebombing with hundreds of thousands of Japanese burned to death, before Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of more Japanese, both civilians and soldiers starved to death both in Japan and in posts across the Pacific. All buildings in Tokyo date to after 1945.

Japan's decision then led to 70,000 Japanese girls being prostituted to American soldiers, in the Recreation and Amusement Association after the war.

All of this could have been avoided. The emperor of Japan was lucky that millions of Japanese were willing to be burned alive, starved and prostituted to foreigners for his sake. Its not my problem and my loss that entire families of brainwashed people were wiped out of existence by fire.

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