BRIDGE HOUSE JAIL
(December 1942 - August 1945)

Bridge House - this was the Kempeitai interrogation center (one of several) in Shanghai. Bridge House was originally an apartment house just north of the General Post Office and the Soochow Creek, on North Szechuen Road. It was taken over by the Japanese Kempeitai after the 1937 Battle of Shanghai and used as their headquarters and interrogation center for Chinese prisoners.

Westerners were held in Bridge House beginning in December, 1941, after the Japanese takeover of the International Settlement.

Here are some of the people who were in Bridge House Jail:

Lewis Bishop
Harry Pringle
John Martin Watson


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