On this day: the Port Arthur Massacre

On the 21st of November, 1894 Japanese soldiers massacred at least a thousand Chinese servicemen and civilians in Port Arthur (now Lüshunkou), China.

Port_Arthur_MassacreA Western newspaper's depiction of Japanese soldiers mutilating bodies. 21st November 1894

A Western media illustration of Japanese soldiers mutilating the bodies. X

The Japanese left only thirty-six people alive to bury the bodies. However, the number of people killed is highly disputed, with estimates ranging from a thousand to twenty-thousand.

The massacre was part of the First Sino-Japanese War, which was largely fought over the control of Korea.

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