Transports bringing rice for Japanese army


Transports bringing rice for Japanese army



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Rice formed the most important part of the rations issued to the Japanese soldiers. During the campaign in Manchuria the army, consisting of over 400,000 men, used over 600,000 pounds of rice a day. The labor and expense of transporting this enormous quantity of rice, together with the immense quantities of other supplies used, was handled by the Japanese commissary in a most systematic and expeditious manner. The same consummate foresight and skill, which the Japanese evined in the preparation of their army and navy for this life-and-death-struggle with Russia, was also evident in the manner in which the army was provided for during the whole war. The Japanese government set their soldiers to tasks deemed impossible by milritary critics as well as by the world at large, but they also accomplished wonders in keeping their men at the top notch of fighting trim.


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), “Transports bringing rice for Japanese army,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 22, 2024,

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