Cinema: Shanghai, Shambl

You are going to be shocked, but this is war


This brief caption, flashed on the screen, was all the warning U. S. cinemagoers had last week before the usually innocuous newsreel plunged them into such a bloodbath of visual horrors as few of them had ever imagined. Shown throughout the U. S. these were the first frankly gruesome newsreels of the Shanghai shambles to reach the U. S. Hundreds of feet of this hastily, dangerously made record had been ground out by cameramen under fire or within a few minutes after shellburst...

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