> The exact history of Nanking is not dwelled upon... <
Now that you mentioned it, heres the story of John Rabe, a Nazi businessman who was in the city at the time. I came across this story by accident. Rabe saved about 200,000 Chinese from being massacred by the Japanese. Remarkable.
See post 17, above.
Did you know that after the war, things got so bad for John Rabe and his family during de-Nazification that they had begun to eat WEEDS..?
And apparently he had made such an impression on Nankingers —then still verrrry poor— that the Nanking authorities sent a delegration, which smuggled food from Switzlerand to Germany, to save his whole family..?
A really amazing bit of history.