Japanese wounded bound for home


Japanese wounded bound for home



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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 the wharf of Dalny, took back a full cargo of wounded and sick soldiers. Our picture shows a number of such wounded soldiers on their way to the wharf, while others were taken there on stretchers and jinrickishaws. One of the officers who were thus returned to their homes told Mr. Barry a touching story of how his life was saved. He had had one of his legs shattered by a Russian shell during an unsuccessfui assault on a Russian fort, and in the following night Russian soldiers walked about the battlefield killing every Japanese wounded in whom they discovered a flickering spark of life. As one of them came near him, the officer offered him a biscuit, and the Russian dropped his bayonet and carried him on his shoulders to the trench, where his comrades received him.


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 wounded bound for home,” Monash Collections Online, accessed July 24, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13874.

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