Aftermath of 'Bloody Saturday' bombing in Ave Edward VII, Shanghai - outside the Great World Entertainment Centre (Dashijie 上海大世界), 14 August 1937

Aftermath of 'Bloody Saturday' bombing in Ave Edward VII, Shanghai - outside the Great World Entertainment Centre (Dashijie 上海大世界), 14 August 1937

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JM-s26. 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-n11, Hn-n17 and Hn-n18. See also image ID25219 on Virtual Shanghai (https://www.virtualshanghai.net/Photos/Images?ID=25219).

Caption on photograph

7 / Ave Ed. 7 / Refugees Bombed

Location

Shanghai

Date

Saturday 14 August 1937

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections