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World War II: Rape of Nanking

Resources for studying the events of World War II.

8th grade Curriculum Connection

The Rape of Nanjing subject is included in this section because 8th grade teachers guide their students in the study of the issues related to the Nanjing Massacre.

So while Germany was busy amassing its military might in Europe, the Japanese had political designs in China.

Then students and teachers journey to Nanjing to visit the Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre.

Occupation of Nanking 1937

Occupation of Nanking 1937

Japanese troops march through one of Nanking's city gates, November 1937.
Occupation Of Nanking 1937. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 25 Apr 2012.

Marco Polo Bridge Incident: July 7, 1937

Historians consider the Marco Polo Bridge Incident as a marker for the second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).

Other related search terms:

  • Incident of July 7
  • Battle of Lugou Bridge
  • Lugou Bridge Incident
  • July 7 Lugou Bridge Incident

Web Resources

Links to
  • Author Iris Chang
  • Missionary Minnie Vautrin
  • German businessman/Nazi Party member John Rabe
  • Rape of Nanking

Books on Nanking Massacre