Chinese and Japanese soldiers guarding the entrance to the ceremonial hall (litang) of the national government compound in Nanjing, 1940
Chinese and Japanese soldiers guard the entrance to the ceremonial hall (litang) of the national government compound in Nanjing in November 1940. Above the door is a plaque, written by the head of the (non-RNG) national government Lin Sen, which reads: “Loyalty, benevolence, righteousness and peace” (zhongxiao, ren’ai. xinyi, heping). Note that the “unadulterated” Nationalist Chinese flag (without the yellow pennant that the RNG had been forced to attach by the Japanese in spring 1940) is flown here.
- 30 November 1940
- Return to the capital
- army, diplomacy, flag
John Hunter Boyle, China and Japan at War, 1937-1945: The Politics of Collaboration (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1972).
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Courtesy of the National Archives