The Rape Of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II
Publish date: November 21st 1997
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, World War II
, Military History
This was a very difficult book to read. The misery and atrocities committed in this book are difficult to comprehend. How any people, anywhere, could do such things on such a massive scale defies belief. This is a very important book to read, especially since it is about a part of the world that mos...
The Rape of Nanking is a hard book to read. Its unsettling at times and just makes you hate people. Most of us Americans probably never heard about the Nanking Massacre when we learned about WWII, I remember vaguely learning Japan was invading China, but that was it. What the Japanese did to the Chi...
The "Rape of Nanking" refers to the astounding atrocities committed by invading Japanese soldiers during the first several weeks of their occupation of Nanking, then China's capital, slaughtering perhaps half the city's population. From 250 to 350 thousand non-combatants killed and 20 to 80 thousand...
Beginning in 1937 and continuing until 1945, Japan controlled the capital city of Nationalist China, Nanking. They had already conquered Shanghai. This military effort was part of their ongoing design to conquer Asia. Their barbarism has largely remained unknown because of political efforts to silen...
2013 April 14I've been not grabbing this off my bedside table for weeks now. Last night I managed to read the photo captions, but I had to put it aside after that. It is easier to read stories of atrocities when there is some hope of some kind of happier ending. Maybe I'll get back to it someday, bu...