Casualties and debris outside the Cathay Hotel, Shanghai, after the bombing on 14 August 1937

Casualties and debris outside the Cathay Hotel, Shanghai, after the bombing on 14 August 1937

Collection

Montgomery, John

Identifier

JM-s38

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JM-s38. Nanjing Road entrances to the Cathay Hotel are on the right. Chinese bombers were apparently trying to bomb the Japanese cruiser Idzumo (Izumo) moored alongside the Japanese Consulate, when bombs fell between the Cathay and Palace Hotels in Nanking Road (南京路), and also struck dense crowds outside the Great World Entertainment Centre (大世界) in the French Concession. Approximately 2000 people were killed by the bombing on this day, 14th August 1937, known as ‘Bloody Saturday’. See AL-s53 (another print).

Caption on photograph

2

Location

Shanghai

Date

Saturday 14 August 1937

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections

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