Japanese wounded on their way to the hospitals


Japanese wounded on their way to the hospitals



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Archibald Forbes, the famous war correspondent, predicted twenty years ago that the time would come when armies would no longer be able to take their wounded from the field of battle, and he was correct. Before Port Arthur the wounded lay without help for twelve days, while shell and bullets rained upon them, and if a comrade had dared to come to their assistance his would have been a useless suicide. The searchlight, the enginery of scientific trenches, machine guns, rifles point blank at 200 yards with a range of 2,000--these things have rnade warfare more terrible now than it ever has been in history. Red Cross societies and scientific text-books on war hospitals and war surgery are all right, but "humane warfare" is a foolish contradiction of terms, now more than ever. "War is hell." The continuous fighting around Port Arthur during the summer and fall of the year 1904 kept a perfect stream of wounded constantly coming into the hospitals at Dalny.


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 on their way to the hospitals,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 20, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13991.

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