Sending a messgae to the Czar


Sending a messgae to the Czar



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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 Russians, the nearest half a mile, the farthest three miles. The firing was what the military man calls "high angle" or "plunging;" that is, the shell traveled in the line of a parabola over two mountain ranges which separated the batteries from the Russian ships. The gunners never had a sight of what they were firing at. Only the lookout on 203 Meter Hill knew where the shells struck, and he got his knowledge through a hyposcope?that is, a telescope with a mirror arrangement?enabling him to see without exposing himself to the bullets of the Russian sharpshooters only 200 yards away. The hyposcope, the telephone and the quadrant, these were the scientific means of wiping out the fleet at which Togo could not get.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “Sending a messgae to the Czar,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 20, 2024,

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