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Pictorial Exhibition on the Nanjing Massacre

 

13/12/2014 - 7/1/2015
Redoubt Courtyard
Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence 

Jointly presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders

Organised by
Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

In 1931, the Japanese army staged the Mukden Incident and occupied China's three northeastern provinces. In the following year, Japan instigated the January 28 Incident, and later established the puppet state of Manchukuo. Full-scale war between the two nations broke out following the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on 7 July 1937. Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai were seized in quick succession by the Japanese army, which then captured Nanjing on 13 December, where it proceeded to slaughter more than 300,000 prisoners of war and civilians in the six weeks that followed. This episode is known as the ‘Nanjing Massacre'.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, and organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, this exhibition introduces through text and pictures the background to the Nanjing Massacre and the events that unfolded at that time. Revealing the atrocities committed by the Japanese army during its invasion of China, it offers visitors great insight into the historical truth.

Please note that some of the photos featured in this exhibition may cause emotional distress.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
一九三七年十二月十三日,日軍攻陷南京中華門後,坦克蜂擁入城。Tanks swarm into the city after the Japanese army seizes Zhonghua Gate in Nanjing on 13 December 1937.
Tanks swarm into the city after the Japanese army seizes Zhonghua Gate in Nanjing on 13 December 1937.

Japanese soldiers pile up firewood and pour gasoline on the bodies in order to burn them.