Japanese Central China Area Army had a strength of about 200K. Per Lewis Smythe’s survey, which was reinforced by Zhang, Lianhong’s in 2006, there were around 30K civilian deaths by the Japanese at the most, roughly around 2% of the civilian population of the city of Nanking and her rural area. This translated into roughly 1 civilian death for every 15 Japanese soldiers in a time span of six weeks. This is anything but UNINTERRUPTED atrocities.Sid Guttridge wrote: ↑03 Jun 2021 07:47
For comparison purpose, roughly a battalion sized German force murdered 33K Jews in Babi Yar in two days. Averagely, every German killed dozens of Jews each day. This in my view can be called UNINTERRUPTED. Mr. Mitter either needs to learn history from ABC or he needs to go back to primary school to improve his English.
I have stated many times, my decency was within historical context. Compared with Chinese, yes, even Nanking incident was much decent than Changsha fire, Yellow River Flooding etc, etc, etc...
Nanking Massacre was a special term used primarily by ChiCom suggesting Japanese high command and government’s intentions to deliberately mass murder civilians and POWs. This has already been proven no base at all, as a quarter million civilians largely survived within the Nanking city safety zone. Another one million civilians in the rural area also survived the so called six week uninterrupted killing spree. Nanking incident is a much appropriate term to describe the event.
Regarding biological warfare (and chemical warfare), Japan is no match with Western Powers who extensively used chemical weapons in WWI.
British Army intentionally sent smallpox contaminated carpet to Native Indians during the Siege of Fort Pitt and caused outbreaks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_ ... al_warfare
As I said, if you want to establish a universal standard without considering historic context, then no country/force on this plant can be called decent.