Japanese hand transports bringing up supplies


Japanese hand transports bringing up supplies



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This picture shows the method adopted by the Japanese for bringing up supplies to the army before Taikushan, one of the outposts of Port Arthur toward Dalny. Taikushan and Shokushan were two mountains, a mile apart and half a mile distant from the main line of fortifications in front nf the powerful Keekwan forts, which extended on a ridge of the hills a mile in length. Before it was possible to attack the Keekwan forts, the two outposts named had to lie carried. This task was accomplished brilliantly in the three days from August 9th to 11th by frontal attacks, and it was this great success which induced the Japanese to believe that they might take the principal fortifications of Port Arthur also by assault. Seven days of the bloodiest fighting of the whole war proved to them the error of their conclusions. Our picture was taken on August 8th, one day before the Japanese assaulted and took the fort on Taikushan Hill.


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 hand transports bringing up supplies,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 23, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13967.

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