Bomb crater near Great World Entertainment Centre (大世界), Shanghai, August 1937
© 2013 Barbara Merchant
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Hn-n11. Damage to the road due to the bombing on 14 August 1937. 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’. See AL-s61, AL-s63, Hn-n10, Hn-n17, Hn-n18.
Black and white photograph