Trans-Oceanic Bombing of China, 1937

February 7, 2015 PE Matt 0

In mid-July 1937, with the situation in China clearly heading towards a broader conflict, the newly formed First Combined Air Group (1st Rengo Kokutai) had been deployed to support Japanese forces operating in-country.  The group […]

Defending Shanghai, 1937

February 7, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Sino-Japanese War began slowly. In July 1937 the Japanese Army, in response to an exchange of gunfire with Chinese forces around the Marco Polo Bridge outside Peking, launched an unauthorised operation to conquer northern […]

The Shanghai Incident, 1932

February 7, 2015 PE Matt 0

In September 1931, the Japanese staged the ‘Mukden Incident’ and eventually invaded and occupied Mukden, Manchuria, ejecting the ruling Chinese in the process. After Chinese boycotts of Japanese goods in response to this incursion, Japanese […]

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