29 Jul 1937

China
  • Troops of the Japanese Army 5th Division and Japanese naval troops separately attacked the Chinese city of Tianjin. In Tongzhou near Beiping, 5,000 Japanese-trained East Hebei Army soldiers mutinied against the Japanese. The rebellion soon became out of control. Japanese civilians were rounded up and massacred, and there were many incidences of rape committed against Japanese women. Much of the city was burned down by the time East Hebei Army officers regained control of their men. The militant factions in the Japanese government would use this incident as one of the justifications for starting the Second Sino-Japanese War. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Jul 1937
Japanese troops at Lugou Bridge, near Beiping, China, Jul 1937, photo 1 of 4Japanese troops at Lugou Bridge, near Beiping, China, Jul 1937, photo 3 of 4Japanese troops at Lugou Bridge, near Beiping, China, Jul 1937, photo 2 of 4Japanese troops at Lugou Bridge, near Beiping, China, Jul 1937, photo 4 of 4

29 Jul 1937 Interactive Map

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