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25 Sep 1937
  • Battle of Pingxingguan: Communist Chinese forces successfully ambushed Japanese forces at this gate of the Great Wall of China. ww2dbase [Battle of Shanxi | CPC]
  • Japanese bombers flew 95 sorties over Nanjing, China between 0930 and 1630 hours, dropping 500 bombs which caused more than 600 mostly civilian casualties. The National Central Hospital, which had a large red cross painted on the roof, was also damaged by bombs. ww2dbase [Bombing of Shanghai, Chongqing, and other Cities | Nanjing | CPC]
  • 16 Japanese carrier aircraft from Kaga attacked and sank Chinese light cruiser Yixian at Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China; two Japanese aircraft were lost in the attack. ww2dbase [Second Battle of Shanghai | Jiangyin, Jiangsu | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1937
Mussolini and Hitler in an open-top Mercedes-Benz limousine, Berlin, Germany, late Sep 1937Communist machine gun crew at the Battle of Pingxingguan, Shanxi Province, China, 25 Sep 1937

25 Sep 1937 Interactive Map

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