27 Nov 1937

  • During a press conference, Tang Shengzhi, the Commander-in-Chief of all forces in Nanjing, China, advised foreign residents in Nanjing to depart but stressed that his troops would defend the city against the impending Japanese attack. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanjing and the Rape of Nanjing | Nanjing | CPC]
  • Dong Zhao was named the commander of anti-air defenses of the city of Xi'an, China. ww2dbase [Dong Zhao | Xi'an | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Nov 1937
Lieutenant Colonel Osterkamp taking commanding of a garrison at Werneuchen, Brandenburg, Germany, 27 Nov 1937

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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