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12 rare pictures: removing corpse teams in China (1948)

The disastrous years of the War of Resistance against Japanese aggression and the War of Liberation devastated China: corpses were scattered along Chinese roads.

Natural disasters, famines, and human factors caused millions of people to die in those years. Thus, were organized removing bodies teams, composed for the most part of dispossessed peasants.

Corpses were piled up thick one on another in small wooden coffins.

Related articles: images of the 1942 Henan famine, cannibalism in China, images of a funeral parlor in China in 1948


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Topics: old photographs of China,old images of China

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