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There was never a war so well prepared as the one between Japan and Russia, at least on the part of the Japanese. [Ever since the day] when Russia interfered in the peace negotiations between Japan and China in ?.. Japan to take an inch of Chinese…

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On May 26th the Japanese Second Army, which had been landed at Petsewo Bay, attacked the first line of Russian defense at Nanshan, eighteen miles north of Port Arthur, and gave an inkling of their mettle by taking the position on a frontal attack.…

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The hospitals at Dalny were so crowded with wounded that it was necessary to send as many as possible over the sea back to Japan. Every transport that returned to Japan after discharging its load of provisions, ammunition and other army supplies at…

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It was in August that the Japanese took the Eternal Dragon (Panlung), advanced their outposts beyond its walls, threw up trenches, and settled down a few yards nearer the coveted goal. In this fearful fight a certain part of the contested field was…

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These two Chinamen look comfortable enough, don't they? By looking at them one would never guess that they are seated half-way between two fighting armies. But even while this picture was taken, the Japanese shells were flying over their heads into…

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This picture was taken Dalny on the day before the last terrible assault on the Two Dragons (Ehrlungshan). The fourth grand attack on the north battery of the East Cock's Comb (Keekwan) had succeeded, the hospitals were full, but a new large crop of…

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This picture shows a troop of wounded who were sent to Dalny to go aboard a transport that was to take them to Japan. Among them were a number of seriously wounded men, so that a stop had to be made several times to give them a chance to recover…

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This picture represents the barnyard of the Commissary Department of the Japanese Army before Port Arthur. Here were kept the few ducks which on special occasions furnished an extra dish for the highest officers, who generally had the same fare as…

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This picture was taken on October 29, 1904, during the height of one of those terrific bombardments that preceded every assault. It shows three Japanese soldiers conveying a 500-pound mortar shell to the eleven-inch battery. The building shown in the…

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The man standing at the breech of the gun is lieutenant in command of the battery, and he is engaged in finding the range with a quadrant. The chief gunner to the right of the lieutenant is elevating the parallel of the great gun, and the soldier at…

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The group of Japanese soldiers in the center of the picture are returning from a foraging expedition in the nearby Manchurian villages. Their trip evidently has not been very successful, as the first man is carrying nothing but an old biscuit can and…

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These are excellent portraits of two very noted war artists and correspondents, Mr. Richard Barry, who was with the Third Corps of the Japanese Army in front of Port Arthur from the very beginning of the siege, and Mr. Frederick Villiers, the…

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General Nogi had 60,000 men before Port Arthur, and as Stoessel was assumed to have 35,000 men when the Japanese land army first confronted him at Nanshan, it was supposed that the Japanese outnumbered him enough to offset his great advantage in…

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Just when the photographer was ready to press the bulb, a Russian shell burst fifty yards to the right of the group, and the two older boys turned their heads to look and ducked their shoulders a little, while the man and the youngest child took no…

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In this picture we see a number of Japanese artillerymen placing one of the 500-pound shells on a small track, by means of which it will be drawn along the little narrow-gauge railroad to one of the immense siege guns. These enormous shells, when…

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The enormous coast defense guns which the Japanese brought over from Japan to use against Port Arthur were christened "Osaka Babies" by the war correspondents. These guns were designed to defend the coast of Japan against a naval attack, and were not…

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When the Russians decided to build a city at Dalny, they made their plans on a grand scale. Foremost among the buildings they erected was the cathedral of the Greek Church, a handsome building situated on a slight elevation and surrounded by a park,…

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The Russian fleet in Port Arthur had been twice defeated by Togo, but there was enough of it left to become dangerous, possibly at a critical moment, and it was the duty of the besieging army to destroy this fleet. The eighteen "Osaka Babies" brought…

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The Chinese characters on the walls of this building inform the passersby that the owner carries on a general merchandise business and a pawnshop. Keepers of pawnshops in general have the reputation that they are not very scrupulous concerning the…

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The native Manchurians grind their corn by means of primitive mills, one of which is shown in the picture. This mill consists of a large flat stone upon which a heavy cylindrical stone is revolved, crushing the corn to a fine meal or coarse flour.…

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This picture represents one of the "Osaka Babies" at the moment of firing. The terrific concussion jarred the ground so that the camera vibrated, blotting the picture. The guns were stationed in the rear of the Japanese position, distant from the…

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This picture represents a street in Dalny. The man at the left is a Manchurian merchart, for whom a coolie is carrying on a long bamboo pole two immense wicker baskets containing chickens and ducks. The two men are hurrying toward the market place,…

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Many of the Manchurian farmers on the peninsula on which Port Arthur is located lost their lives during the fierce fighting at the end of May, 1904, by which the Japanese forced the Russians step by step to fall back from Nanshan Hill, at the base of…

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Among the great hardships they had to endure the Japanese boys counted the Manchurian tiger mosquitoes and the vermin. Out of their tents the mosquitoes devoured them and in the tents even the proverbial cleanliness of the Japs did not suffice to…

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Major Yamaoka was the chief officer of General Nogi's personal staff. He was remarkably different from the average Japanese, not only in manners but in personal appearance. A square jaw, thick neck, broad shoulders, massive hands and a long face…

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Sentry duty before the enemy was almost certain death. The sentry must see, must expose his eye, and if, as at Port Arthur, the besieged and the besiegers were only 200 or 300 yards apart, the least carelessness in moving the body might mean death.…

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A Japanese policeman on his bicycle, traveling his beat, two Chinese coolies carrying a wounded soldier to the hospital, Manchurian farmers and tradesmen peaceably going about in the pursuit of their business--such was the daily scene on the streets…

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The Chinese laundrymen we see in the United States belong to the lower and lowest classes, and it would be wrong indeed to judge of the nation by them. Among the 400,000,000 inhabitants of China there are millions who rank high in culture and…

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The soldier walking at the left of the picture is a raw recruit just arrived at Dalny after having crossed the sea from Japan on a transport. He has not had time to take the rags off his gun with which he sought to protect it from the damp sea air…

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The Japanese carried small, light tents, easy to transport, and their tents were put up in long rows and laced together, forming long, continuous shelters. They were only places to sleep in and for rest, because the soldiers were called upon to do an…

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"Shiho" is the Jappnese name for small merchant. In our picture we see that this merchant has opened up temporary quarters where he will be in position to receive the trade of the advance guard of the Japanese Army. The place was less than a mile…

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This picture, taken from one of the bomb-proofs in the rear of the fighting line of the Japanese, gives a very good idea of the heights of Port Arthur on which the frowning forts were erected. The hills were so close together and all so well…

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The snow on the wall at the left shows that this picture was taken when the Manchurian winter had set in. It was on the day after the redoubt "P" had been taken. Within an hour after the successful scaling of the fort the stretcher bearers were on…

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This picture shows the method adopted by the Japanese for bringing up supplies to the army before Taikushan, one of the outposts of Port Arthur toward Dalny. Taikushan and Shokushan were two mountains, a mile apart and half a mile distant from the…

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For each general and the officers of his staff there was a special mess tent, where the officers took their meals, and over the kitchen attached presided a Japanese cook, a soldier who had talents that way. The foreign correspondents were at times…

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This scene is in Dalny, near the building in which General Nogi had his headquarters. This building was the goal to which many of the Manchurian peasants and peddlers wandered, carrying live chickens and ducks, for which there always was a great…

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The Japanese Red Cross organization has set the entire world an example for efficiency and the most perfect medical and surgical service. But with all their efficiency, the Red Cross men were not able to bring in all the wounded. Hundreds of them lay…

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In this picture we see a number of Japanese soldiers around one of the drinking water carts captured from the Russians. The Russians believed Port Arthur to be impregnable. They did not believe that any power on earth could ever oust them from the…

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Lieutenant General Oshima was the commander of the Ninth Division of the Japanese Army in front of Port Arthur. This picture was taken just as he was about to enter the tent where his staff was waiting for him to pass judgment on a number of problems…

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It was with great difficulty that the Japanese before Port Arthur procured the necessary wood for cooking purposes. The country was nearly treeless when they arrived and the few wooden huts of the Manchurian peasants were quickly demolished and used…

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After the war between Japan and China, Russia prevented the victorious Japanese from reaping the full, well-earned benefit of their exertions. Russia refused to allow the Japanese to take Port Arthur and the peninsula of Liaotang, which were theirs…

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Archibald Forbes, the famous war correspondent, predicted twenty years ago that the time would come when armies would no longer be able to take their wounded from the field of battle, and he was correct. Before Port Arthur the wounded lay without…

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Every Japanese soldier carried what he called his "panican," which somewhat resembled the American workman's dinner pail. It had several compartments, and in these the soldier carried his "iron"ration of rice, dried fish, bacon, salt and sometimes a…

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A transport from Japan has arrived at one of the wharves of Dalny, and the long row of vehicles seen in this picture is going down to the wharf to transport the supplies to the various camps around Port Arthur. As a rule, standing between the two…

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This Chinaman was photographed by Mr. Barry as he was hurrying across a square in Dalny in response to a call from one of his customers. He was only one of the many Chinese who made a good living by selling dainties, meat pies and sweetmeats, to the…

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These two Manchurian boys, photographed near Port Arthur, were driven from their home by a Russian shell that killed their father and mother. The made a living by tramping from one Japanese camp to another selling eggs. Behind the taller one of the…

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Port Arthur was considered impregnable, and the fact that General Stoessel surrendered does not disprove the proposition. If Stoessel's soldiers had been Japanese, well ammunitioned, well provisioned and ably commanded, the outcome would have been…

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Major Yamaoka, on General Nogi's staff, spent three years in the United States and studied at Wabash College, in Indiana. This explains his American appearance. He looks as if he had stepped out of an American fashion plate. He speaks English, French…

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In this picture the officer on the left is Major Yamaoka and the one at the right is Major Yamaguchi, both on General Nogi's staff. These two were the press censors. Every word of news that left the Japanese headquarters was controlled by them. The…

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Port Arthur was taken at a fearful cost. Thousands of the brave little Japs were sacrificed that a few surviving ones might succeed in scaling the parapet of a Russian fort. Hundreds fell at every few yards' approach nearer to the enemy, but fifty…
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