Not the "Nanking Massacre" but another old Japanese album showing Chinese severed heads on public display in Jiangzhen, China. These images of executed bandits were quite common and popular, usually they were sold in assorted bundles of 8-10 images to Japanese soldiers as souvenirs. Later, the very same images were unfairly described as Japanese committed atrocities.
Nanking Massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe 'Rape of Nanking' (Nanking Datusha in Chinese) results in the indiscriminate murder of between 200,000-350,000 Chinese civilians and surrendered soldiers. It is the worst single massacre of unarmed troops and civilians in the history of the 20th Century. Picture shows prisoners being buried alive.
CHINESE KILLINGS!...."BODIES STACKED 7 FEET DEEP ON THE STREETS!" One of the Chinese 550-pound bombs fell at the crowded intersection of Nanking Road and the Bund while two more bombs fell on bustling Avenue Edward VII. The bombs caught crowds of onlookers gazing up at the planes and the loss of life was appalling – 1,740 people killed and 1,873 injured.
The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then the capital of the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Nanking Massacre. Prince Asaka issued an order to "kill all captives," thus providing official sanction for the crimes which took place. Authors record that Prince Asaka signed the order for Japanese soldiers in Nanking to "kill all captives"[
The Nanking Massacre or Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a mass murder and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanking (Nanjing), the former capital of the Republic of China, on December 13, 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During this period, hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.