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Image ID15139
TitleSite of the bombing near the Great World
CollectionVirtual Shanghai
LocationShanghai IS
PhotographerKarl Kengelbacher
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All titles appear as they were listed on the document provided by the holder of this collection. Whenever a change has been made, the original title appears below. As a rule, all Chinese names have been turned in standard pinyin. "Shortly afterwards another two bombs were dropped at the corner of Yu-Ya-Ching-Road and Av. Edward VII. Approx. 1300 people were killed or wounded."

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On August 14, a Chinese warplane accidentally dropped a bomb near the corner of Nanking road and the Bund, hitting the Sincere Department Store. Another bomb had also been dropped at the Corner of Foochow and Thibet Roads, killing and wounding thousands of civilians. The press that reported on this event gave it the name of "Bloody Saturday".

Keyword(s) [en]war ; bombing ; policeman ; corpse ; civilian ; refugee ; death ; scythe
Street nameMontigny
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© Peter Kengelbacher Gerhardtstr. 4 9012 St. Gallen Tel. +41 (0)71 278 33 03 (Privat) Tel. +41 (0)71 292 34 30 (Geschäft) E-Mail:

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