A bloodied child cries in the ruins of Shanghai's South Railway Station after Japanese bombing during the Sino-Japanese War. Photo: AP

Review – Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day relives devastating aerial bombings of August 1937

Stringing together multiple accounts, Paul French’s gripping narrative retells the dreadful events that lead to the death of more than 2,000 people in Shanghai during the second Sino-Japanese war

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A bloodied child cries in the ruins of Shanghai's South Railway Station after Japanese bombing during the Sino-Japanese War. Photo: AP
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