Japanese officer looking into Port Arthur


Japanese officer looking into Port Arthur



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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 different. The Russians were worn out, their moral strength had disappeared. The Japanese wore their enemies out through their persistence in carrying out the systematic attack planned for them by the general staff in Tokio. With a passion for detail and a mania for precision, the fortress was plotted and the operations against it mathematically separated into stages. And hundreds of field glasses were turned every day toward the Russian forts, scanning every bit of the glacis and the intervening space, watching for any little item the discovery of which might be of service in the coming death struggle.


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), “Japanese officer looking into Port Arthur,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://repository.monash.edu/items/show/14006.

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