The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe

John Rabe

Essential reading for understanding the sacking of Nanking by the Japanese and the ongoing animosity between Japan and China. Rabe, a Nazi who was stationed in China at the start of the war, writes in a simple and unaffected manner about what he saw and what he did, ultimately to try to save the unarmed Chinese around him from rape and murder at the hands of the Japanese imperial army troops.

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