University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JM04-103. Photograph numbered 103, published in The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937 / Shanghai. Caption in Index: 'Captured by Japanese. Flying Japanese flag. Contents of building on fire. a.m. Oct. 30, 1937. Chinese troops retreated into the British held sector handing over their arms and ammunition to British troops 2 a.m. Oct. 30 1937. 387 Officers and men 25 wounded during retreat by Japanese fire. (see 106).' The Continental Bank Godown was next to the Sihang Warehouse 四行仓库). These godowns were the location of part of the Battle of Shanghai, as dramatised in the (historically inaccurate) blockbuster film The Eight Hundred (八佰 Ba Bai). See JM02-071, JM04-101 and JM04-102.
The Continental Godown on fire after capture by Japanese, Shanghai, 30 October 1937
Saturday 30 October 1937
Black and white photograph
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