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Image ID25426
TitleBody of two executed suspected communists
CollectionVirtual Shanghai
LocationShanghai
DateMay 1949
PhotographerJack Birns (1919-)
Caption in album or on mount

China, Last Days Of Shanghai

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This image was gathered from the online photographic archives of Life magazine (see link below).
This execution was photographed from various angles and moments by different photographers. Pending further examination of the context of these executions, these photographs reflect the degree of violence that prevailed in the last days of nationalist rule in Shanghai in 1949. These executions took place on the training ground of the fire brigade (普球消防實驗場) outside Shanghai.

Keyword(s) [en]death ; corpse ; capital punishment ; execution ; Communist ; soldier ; fence ; scythe
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