“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Instant Pictures of the war in Shanghai – 1932 style

Posted: September 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

During the Sino-Japanese conflict in Shanghai in the summer and autumn of 1932 pictures were rushed to the newsreels to be shown as fast as possible at cinemas – such as this one in Honolulu, Hawaii

They advertised the newsreels as featuring ‘real battlefield scenes’. Several different newsreels covering Shanghai were running at different cinema chains in competition.

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