12 May 1938 China
  • During the night, Chinese troops abandoned Xiamen, China for nearby Songyu; thousands of civilians attempted to evacuate the city, 60,000 of whom would make their way to Gulangyu island, which was an international zone. Shortly after the departure of the Chinese troops, Japanese Special Naval Landing Force troops would arrive to capture the city; they would later be relieved by Jinmen Garrision of the Japanese 1st Garrison Unit. ww2dbase [Battle of Xiamen | Xiamen, Fujian | CPC]
United States
  • 12,000 Chinese-Americans held a parade in New York, New York, United States, raising money for the Chinese war effort. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 May 1938
Chinese-Americans parading in support of China against Japanese invasion, New York, New York, United States, 12 May 1938

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