A new exhibition has been opened by China to mark their victory at the World War II over Japan. The exhibition has pictures of the massacres and guns that mark the memories of the World War II and the exhibition is a part of the attempts to stir up nationalism by observing 70th anniversary of the war.

Children and soldiers observed silence outside the museum in Beijing at the opening ceremony of the Great Victory and Historical Contribution exhibition on the 78th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. A battle at the Marco Polo Bridge in 1937 is regarded as the first battle of the Second Japanese war.

The war had lasted until Japan’s defeat by Allies in 1945. Relations between the two Asian giants was affected due to Japan’s failure to deal with the suffering that it caused at the war. The relations had worsened in recent times over the competing claims over the islands in the East China Sea.

China in recent times has become more aggressive in pressing its own territorial claims. The exhibition has machine guns, handguns, cannons and even toxic shells and gas masks that were used by the Japanese troops. Even after the end of the World War II, the Communists and nationalists continued their fight for supremacy.

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