12 Dec 1936
  • Xi'an Incident: Chinese generals kidnapped Chiang Kaishek in an attempt to force the Nationalist and Communist forces to form an unified front against the Japanese. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Jiang Dingwen was interned during the Xi'an Incident. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • The French battleship Strasbourg was launched at the Saint-Nazaire-Penhoet shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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