Nanking Massacre - a mass murder & war rape during the 6 wk period after the Japanese capture of Nanking, China on Dec 13, 1937 during the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. During this period, hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians & disarmed soldiers were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. Widespread rape & looting also occurred. Historians estimate that up to 300,000 people were killed.
A Vietnamese woman carries her children and possessions on bamboo pole as she tries to escape fierce fighting in the Cholon suburb of Saigon during the Viet Cong Mini Tet offensive of the Vietnam War in May 1968 --- Image by © Nik Wheeler/Corbis