Nothing is known of the baby in the untitled photograph, often called "Bloody Saturday," which depicts a child crying in the ruins of a Shanghai train station in 1937. Because it remains unidentified, the baby serves as a symbol, representing, in utter hysteria, the atrocities committed against China by Japan during the Battle of Shanghai and throughout the protracted conflict between Japan and China during the conflict.
At the time, the Japanese transgressions committed against China were horrific – yet mostly underreported in the plethora of WWII horror stories circulated in the West. The "Bloody Saturday" photograph brought to light what China endured at the hands of the Japanese during this tumultuous time.
The Photograph Led To Western Outrage And Is Described As Successful Propaganda
The Photograph Was Snapped During The Second Sino-Japanese Conflict
Right Before The Photo Was Taken, Shanghai Had Been Aerially Bombarded
The Number Of Chinese Slain During The Nanking Incident Is Unknown – But Estimated At Tens Of ThousandsVideo: YouTube
Aggressive Policy Contributed To The Japanese Atrocities
The Japanese Subjected the Chinese To Human Experimentation