Photo of the Day: The 9:18 History Museum

Photo of the Day: The 9:18 History Museum

A massive sculpture at the 9:18 Museum

The 9:18 Museum in Shenyang is devoted to the Mukden Bridge Incident. On September 9th 1931 Japanese troops detonated explosives near a Japanese controlled railroad line in a “false flag” operation in order to blame Chinese agitators for the act. With the explosion as a pretext, Japan launched an invasion of Manchuria resulting in the formation of the puppet state of Manchukuo. The museum itself sits upon the exact spot of the explosion.

Photo taken in Shenyang on 6/5/2011.

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