Bomb damage to traffic light tower at junction of Thibet Road and Boulevard de Montigny, Shanghai, August 1937
© 2013 Barbara Merchant
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Hn-n17. Damage due to the bombing of 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’. The traffic light tower was near the Great World Entertainment Centre (大世界). Sign on lamp post: LAMP KD37 WP 91 92 166. See AL-s61, AL-s63, Hn-n10, Hn-n11 and Hn-n18. See also image ID25219 on Virtual Shanghai (https://www.virtualshanghai.net/Photos/Images?ID=25219).
Black and white photograph