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The movie the Chinese is making is to give voice to the victims who have suffered their lives in unjust silence and to the children like us who have not realised or been able to imagine the depth and magnitude of their sufferings, the murders and brutalities they witnessed and the tortures they went through during that period of their captivity by a foreign aggressor, a trained killing machine.
Please do so by all means. I have no objection to it.
Brutality was on both sides. In my view, the situation at that time was either "you do it to the Chinese" or "they do it to the Japanese in Manchuria and China."
A minor clash between Chinese and Japanese troops at the Marco Polo Bridge, near Beijing, touched off full-scale war between Japan and China in July of 1937. @
And@3 weeks later,July. 29 AM 4 in Tongzhou (, Tsushu), about 260 of 380 Japanese citizens were slaughtered by the Tongzhou Guardig Troop.
It is so-called "Tongzhou Incident"
There is a testimony of Fumio Sakurai (a former platoon leader of China staying army No2 regiment) in Tokyo Trial.
As we went out of the east gate of the defense corps, we saw corpses of Japanese residents, both men and women, lying down every few meters.
In one restaurant,every victim was beheaded, with both of their hands cut off, and the female victims, if they were above 14, or 15 years old, were all raped............As we entered Asahiken, a Japanese restaurant, we saw seven to eight women all stripped off, raped, and shot dead; some with a broom pushed into their private, others with sand packed into their mouths, and still others with their abdomens cut open vertically.
It was unbearable sight. On a pond near the east gate, we saw six corpses of a family floating. The water was crimsoned. It was evident that the victims had been being dragged, chained in a raw, with their necks bound with an electric wire, and with both of their hands sticked through with an steel wire. We continued to rescue the survivors until midnight,
We searched them from door to door, shouting "'Are there any Japanese?'" Then, out of a garbage box or the back of a wall
appeared a child with his nose wired through like a cow, an old woman with her arm cut off, and a pregnant woman with her abdomen stubbed with a bayonet.
Few days later, this news was published in Japan.
Every Japanese got angry but blood was frozen at the scene.
Chinese clasic history books are full with cruel method of killing. But Japanese people had been believing it Chinese style exaggaration untill this incident. But it was true, not exaggaration!!
In "Collapsing China " by Arving, it was written as facts even In 1920's that good resident were tied in chain sticked trough by steel wire and that corpses of women cut off their hands and legs, were thrown away besides roads.
Generally speaking, cruel murder is apt to happen between the conflict with different races where conversation is impossible. When Iris Chang descript earnestly the cruelty of japanese soldiers with her Chinese brain, she is speaking about the cruel klling culture of China of 3000 years history.
Japanese have been one race and have never known such a cruel ways of killing in 2000 history !!
All Japanese felt fierce anger for Chinese.
If the dead bodies in the photos were made by Japanese soldiers, The killing style was taught by Chinese indeed, and it might be a revenge.
After 2 weeks from Tongzhou Incident, Aug 12, Chinese 12,000 soldiers surrounded about 20,000 Japanese civilian and about 1000 Japanese marine in Shanghai, and started to attack them at 13, Aug.
Japanese government, remembering the cruel Tongzhou Incident, sent military force to protect them. This is the opening of 2nd Shanghai Incident and it lead to Nanking Incident.