The Battle of Shanghai: Encirclement, 1937

March 16, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Battle of Shanghai continued into October 1937. After the Japanese had successfully landed at Baoshan, on the southern bank of the Yangtze, they failed to follow up this success with further gains. Pushing south […]

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 […]