The Rape of Nanjing

When the Chinese capital city of Nanjing fell under Japanese control, a six-week long massacre took place between Dec 1937 and Jan 1938. Between 50,000 and 300,000 people, mostly civilians and prisoners of war, were murdered by some members of the Japanese Army.

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