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The Rape of Nanking

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Nanking massacre 1172089 small square Japenese blockage Outside the city, several villages were set ablaze by Chinese troops to prevent them from being used by the approaching Japanese troops. Meanwhile, on the Japanese side, General Iwane Matsui ordered the siege of Nanjing, China.
Unit%20731 small square Japenese trying to fight back Japanese bombers sank the American gunboat USS Panay in Nanjing, China at 1554 hours. Troops of the Japanese 114th Division wooed 1,500 Chinese troops into surrendering at the southern side of the city wall, promising to spare them their lives; they were all executed by the end of the following day.
Images 1 small square Emperor Showa Emperor Showa nominated his uncle Prince Asaka to lead the upcoming attack on Nanjing, China.
Japan%20invades%20nanking small square Japan invades China During this period hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soilders were murdered by soilders of the Imperial Japenese Army.
250px firebombing of tokyo small square Chinese execution Japanese troops executed over 300 Chinese people, military and civilian, on a road outside of Nanjing, China by machine gun.
Wartimefacitlity small square Wartime facility Japan opens the first wartime facility for "sexual comfort" in Nanking
Unit%20731 small square "Unit 731" Japan establishes the "Unit 731" research laboratory for biological warfare in Harbin, China, and tests biological weapons on war prisoners (10,000 civilians are killed)
Ningbo small square Ningbo Ningbo meaning, " tranquil waves" is the city where during World War II Japan bombed Ningbo with fleas carrying the bubonic plague.
Signed%20pact small square Tripartite Pact Germany, Italy, and Japan all signed the Tripartite Pact, where they all agreed that for the next ten years they would stand by and co-operate with one another in.. their prime purpose to establish and maintain a new order of things... to promote the mutual prosperity and welfare of the peoples concerned."
Pearl%20harbor small square Japan attacks the USA fleet at Pearl Harbor The destruction of the US Pacific Fleet was an important element in their strategic plan to secure valuable oil reserves and war essential material. Yamamoto said that for six months he could run wild in the Pacific if the US Fleet was removed from the equation. He failed but he came very close.
Timeline small square Japan invades the Philippines and Thailand It was fought between Thailand and the Empire of Japan.
Collectie tropenmuseum japanse invasie op java tmnr 10001990 small square Japan invades the Dutch East Indies and British India This was the conquest of the Dutch East Indies by forces from the Empire of Japan in the early days of the Pacific Campaign of World War 2. Indonesia was targeted by the Japenese for its rich oil, resources, which would become a vital asset during the war.
250px firebombing of tokyo small square The USA drops 22,885 tons of bombs on the Tokyo-Kawasaki-Yokohama area The bombing of Tokyo was conducted as part of the air raids on Japan by the United States Army Air Forces during the Pacific campaigns of WW2.
250px firebombing of tokyo small square The USA drops two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and emperor Hirohito surrenders During the final stages of WW2 in 1945, the allies of WW2 conducted two atomic bombings agaisnt the cities of Hiroshima and Nagaskaki in Japan. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.
Map japan small square Occupation of Japan Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers, led by the United States with a contribution from the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. WW2 ends and Japan is froced to retreat from the land it occupied; Nanking is liberated.