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Shanghai and Nanjing 1937: Massacre on the Yangtze

Benjamin Lai Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator) Nikolai Bogdanovic (Ilios editor)

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28 June 2017
History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns
From 1931, China and Japan had been embroiled in a number of small-scale conflicts that had seen vast swathes of territory being occupied by the Japanese. On 7 July 1937, the Japanese engineered the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which led to the fall of Beijing and Tianjin and the start of a de facto state of war between the two countries. This force then moved south, landing an expeditionary force to take Shanghai and from there drive west to capture Nanjing.

This fully illustrated book tells the story of the Japanese assault on these two great Chinese cities. The battle of Shanghai was the first large-scale urban warfare of World War II and one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Sino-Japanese War. The determined resistance by Chinese inflicted sizable Japanese casualties, and may well have contributed to the subsequent massacre of prisoners and civilians in the battle of Nanjing, tarnishing Japan's reputation in the eyes of the world.
By:   Benjamin Lai
Illustrated by:   Giuseppe Rava (Illustrator)
Associate editor:   Nikolai Bogdanovic (Ilios editor)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   303g
ISBN:   9781472817495
ISBN 10:   1472817494
Series:   Campaign
Publication Date:   28 June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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