The Nanking Massacre wis an episode o mass murther an mass rape committit bi Japanese truips against the residents o Nanjing (then spelled Nanking), then the caipital o the Republic o Cheenae during the Seicont Sino-Japanese War. The massacre occurred ower a period o sax weeks stairtin on December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese capturt Nanjing. During this period, sodgers o the Imperial Japanese Airmy murthert Cheenese ceevilians an disairmed combatants wha nummered an estimatit 40,000 tae ower 300,000, an perpetratit widespread rape an luitin.
|Nanking Massacre (Rape o Nanking)|
|Pairt o the Seicont Sino-Japanese War|
The corpse o massacred victims on the shore o the Qinhuai River wi a Japanese sodger staundin nearbi
|Date||December 13, 1937 – Januar 1938|
- 50,000–300,000 dead (primary soorces)
- 40,000–300,000 dead (scholartly consensus)
- 300,000 dead (Cheenese govrenment, scholartly consensus in Cheenae)