Rally, Canton, 23 June 1925

Rally, Canton, 23 June 1925


University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sh-s03. The Shakee Shaji images document events on 23 June 1925, in the aftermath of the May 30th shootings in Shanghai, when shooting broke out between demonstrating Chinese military cadets, and British and French servicemen and volunteers across the canal on Shameen/Shamian island, Canton (Guangzhou). It's not clear who opened fire first, but quite clear who had more firepower. See also Sh-s01 and Sh-s02.

Caption on photograph

'Great nervousness was felt on both sides during the parade. At one time, before shameen was reached a panic occurred as this picture shows. Banners thrown down, rickshaws deserted and the Bund abandoned'.




Tuesday 23 June 1925


Black and white photograph

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