Interior of Palace Hotel, Shanghai, after the bombing of 14 August 1937

Interior of Palace Hotel, Shanghai, after the bombing of 14 August 1937

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JM03-134. In the background is the top of Sassoon House (Cathay Hotel). Chinese bombers were apparently trying to bomb the Japanese cruiser Idzumo (HIJMS Izumo) moored in the Huangpu River alongside the Japanese Consulate, when bombs fell between the Cathay and Palace Hotels in Nanking Road (南京路), and on the Palace Hotel itself. Soon afterwards, bombs 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 JM03-076, JM03-136, JM03-138 and JM03-140.

Location

Shanghai

Date

Saturday 14 August 1937

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections