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TitleView of Nanking Road near the Bombing of the Sincere Department Store
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. "An unknown bomb hits the westwing of the department store Sincere Co., more than 100 people got wounded or killed: Desolation on Nanking-Road."

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August 23, 1937 "Disaster, bringing death and mutilation to 800 noncombatants at Shanghai's busiest shopping intersection, struck the Settlement today when a large bomb or shell tore its way through the side of the Sincere Department Store to explode, the force wrecking even the Wing On Department Store across the street and making a bloody shambles of the whole immediate area. " (Bruce, Shanghai’s Undeclared War, 1937, p. 19)

Keyword(s) [en]war ; bombing ; building ; sign ; advertising ; advertisement ; signboard ; scythe
Street nameNanking
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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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