Winston Ho presents “The Panay Incident”
On Sunday, December 12, 1937, the US Navy gunboat Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese bombers on the Yangtze River in Eastern China. The sinking of the Panay shocked the American people, resulting in widespread sympathy for the Chinese, turning public opinion against the Japanese, and convincing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that a war in the Pacific was inevitable.
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