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Battle of China – bombing of Shanghai
Animated maps show the location of Shanghai at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Shows the harbor and seaport, street scenes, aerial view, and the Foreign Settlement in Shanghai in 1937. Animated map shows the Foreign Settlement City was made up of the French Concession, and International Settlement. Troops from Great Britain, The United States, France, and Japan were stationed in the International Settlement. The Chinese Army attacked the Japanese garrison in the International Settlement. The Japanese made landings north and south of Shanghai and sent ships to bombard the city with large naval guns. Animated map shows the Chinese Army withdrew toward Nanking. The Imperial Japanese Army Air Service, commanded by Prince Narukhiko Higashikuni began the aerial bombing of Shanghai and slaughtering thousands of civilians. Shows people fleeing the explosions and trying to crowd into the British, French, and American sectors of the International Settlement. Shows the death and destruction aftermath of the bombing attack. Animated map shows the Japanese army as it pushed toward Nanking. Shows the bombing attack and sinking of the United States gunboat USS Panay while anchored on the Yangtze River outside of Nanking. Shows Japanese attacking the City of Nanking.