University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bi-s165. This photograph was in an album that had belonged to Leslie Reginald Frederick Shrimpton RN (1910-1964). L.R.F. Shrimpton served on HMS Falcon, in China waters from 1937 to 1939. The slogans on the lower banner (depicting a fly with a Japanese Rising Sun Nisshōki emblem) read: 'We need to knock down our enemies with the world's sympathy on us'. 'We need to prevent cholera and kill flies; and if you want to survive, kill the Japanese soldiers'. 'If you don't kill it, it's going to kill you'. The higher banner depicts Japanese bombers attacking a train. A wall poster on the left reads: 'Build a new Great Wall with our heads'.
Anti-Japanese public hygiene banner
Black and white photograph