In the photo of Japanese soldiers using victims for Bayonet practice, it can be proposed that not only were they expressing their anger and aggression towards the prisoners of war, but also they were showing off their technology of weaponry and asserting their dominance and control upon Nanjing.
People from mainland China saw themselves as the victims.
Two days later, in his report to , Durdin stated that the alleys and streets were filled with the dead, amongst them women and children.
Verdict , who had been the Foreign Minister when Japan conquered Nanjing, was convicted of participating in "the formulation or execution of a common plan or conspiracy" count 1 , waging "a war of aggression and a war in violation of international laws, treaties, agreements and assurances against the Republic of China" count 27 and count 55.
The first three weeks were more intense.
Beginning, I believe, on the 19th or 20th of December, burning was carried on regularly for six weeks.