Account of the Japanese invasion
Account of the events and atrocities which occurred during the Japanese invasion of Nanjing in the winter of 1937. Fitch's account "record[s] some of the more important events of this period" from December 10th to December 24th as "jotted down in [Fitch's] little dairy [sic]." He recounts how the Japanese initially insisted upon the removal of Westerners from Nanjing as they "wanted no observers" and the problems with enforcement of the Safety Zone. The document is an in-depth account of invasion, covering military movements, backchannel talks, atrocities, and humanitarian assistance.