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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Did Japanese navigators mistake Nanking for Britain (during WW2)?

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  • 1 month ago

    No....why?  The Japanese couldn't have cared less about London.  They were focused on China and on driving the colonial Europeans out of Asia.  They had no need nor any desire, really, to attack London.

    Are you really this dim?  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    in a classroom of intelligent children,  I can imagine laughter if this got asked...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They would have to be very bad navigators to do that.

    It was impossible for Japanese aircraft to reach Britain, they didn't have the range. And any naval force would be spotted long before they got anywhere near Britain.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What on Earth gave you that idea?

    Even Hong Kong (a British colony at that time) is over 1,000 miles from Nanking (now called Nanjing). And Hong Kong is a peninsula surrounded by sea, whereas Nanjing is about 200 miles inland, up a large river.In 1904 a Russian naval force mistook a British fishing fleet in the North Sea for Japanese naval forces, which were on the other side of the world!  They had to pay compensation to the fishing boat owners.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Another defective trollbot

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, they thought they must have picked up quite a tailwind to have covered the 6,000 miles so quickly. And of course we all know that Nanking and Coventry look basically the same from 5,000 feet up. Honest mistake. 

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