Waiting for room in the hospital at Dalny


Waiting for room in the hospital at Dalny



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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 taken and retaken seven times, and finally a piece of ground, 300 yards across, over which these repeated charges had occurred, lay partly within the Russian lines and partly within the Japanese. On this field no living thing could exist, the hostile lines being but 300 yards apart, a distance at which even a poor marksman could hit a head or arm. The two opposing trenches were lined with sharpshooters a rod apart and on the constant lookout. On this field lay hundreds of dead and wounded, Russians jowl by cheek with Japanese, so thick that a man might have walked from one trench to the other without touching the earth. The Japanese tossed biscuits and aluminum tea flasks at random among this mass, hoping that a wounded comrade might find one of them.


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), “Waiting for room in the hospital at Dalny,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 21, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13877.

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