Casualties and debris, Cathay Hotel bombing, Shanghai
© 2014 Historical Photographs of China
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: AL-s53. Chinese bombers were apparently trying to bomb the Japanese cruiser Idzumo (Izumo) moored alongside the Japanese Consulate, when bombs fell between the Cathay and Palace Hotels in Nanking Road (南京路), and also struck dense crowds outside the Great World Entertainment Centre (大世界) in the French Concession. Approximately 2000 people were killed by the bombing on this day, 14th August 1937, known as ‘Bloody Saturday’. Side entrances to the Cathay Hotel are on the right.
Saturday 14 August 1937
Black and white photograph
University of Bristol Library, Special Collections