Second Battle of Shanghai

In Aug 1937, Japanese political machine fabricated pretext to escalate the war in China, while troops were already en route to Shanghai. The western powers unsuccessfully attempted to broker peace, and the Second Battle of Shanghai began on 13 Aug.

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