Raw recruit with his baggage


Raw recruit with his baggage



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The soldier walking at the left of the picture is a raw recruit just arrived at Dalny after having crossed the sea from Japan on a transport. He has not had time to take the rags off his gun with which he sought to protect it from the damp sea air and rust. He seems to be warmly dressed, but the cold winter wind of Manchuria is nipping his ear and he shields it with his left hand. Behind him, to the great amusement of the veteran soldiers, comes a cartload of his baggage, enough for a commander-in-chief. How much of it will he be able to take with him into the trenches before Port Arthur? How much of it will he need when a shrapnel from a Russia gun has torn his body limb, from limb, or a bullet has plowed through his brain?


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), “Raw recruit with his baggage,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 29, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13952.

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