November 2nd, 2018


Great photo album depicting the onset of the Japanese invasion in 1937

Flickr photo set by espsol (never mind the date in the flickr set)

The author's description: "Photos from my grandfather's album. I am not sure if he took the photos himself or if they were given to him by friends. My grandfather [...] had a shop selling preserved Scandinavian food. Both his shop and apartment was bombed, so he stayed in the Norwegian consulate and assisted with rescue and evacuation of Norwegian and Scandinavian persons."

The bombing of Chapei.

The bombing of the Sassoon House.

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Looking toward the flames of Wusung from the Bund, over the Public Gardens.

Sandbagging the commercial buildings.

U.B. Alley: someone got their priorities right.

Seen this guy with a saber, on the right, many times, but faces are harder to remember than buildings... Commandant Fabre? Experts, help!

All set.

Meanwhile, in the real world...

The panic. (This is probably Broadway?)

This is Xujiahui.

Norwegians boarding the ship.

See the whole album on flickr.