Malcolm Rosholt working at The China Press, summer 1940
© 2012 Mei-Fei Elrick and Tess Johnston
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ro-s001. The caption was typed on the back of the photograph by Malcolm Rosholt. 'The China Press' office, in Avenue Edward VII (now Yanan Dong Lu). The American author, photographer and historian, Malcolm Rosholt (1907-2005) lived in China from 1931 to 1937. He was a newspaper editor and a photographer in Shanghai, covering the Sino-Japanese wars in Shanghai in 1932 and in 1937. For two years from 1943, he returned to China as the Liaison Officer for General Claire Chennault, commander of the Flying Tigers. 'Blood Alley' (officially named Rue Chu Pao San; now Xikou Lu) was a short road between Rue du Consulat and Avenue Edward VII, just off the Bund. Blood Alley was so called because of the frequent fist fights between foreign sailors and soldiers, especially during periods of international tension.
Black and white photograph