Major Yamaoka and staff officers


Major Yamaoka and staff officers



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Major Yamaoka, on General Nogi's staff, spent three years in the United States and studied at Wabash College, in Indiana. This explains his American appearance. He looks as if he had stepped out of an American fashion plate. He speaks English, French and Chinese beside his native tongue, and is eloquent in all these four languages. Before Port Arthur he was recognized as one of the most able officers in the Japanese Army and played a very prominent part in the operations. The Japanese are a wonderful people. Every officer, every private did his duty with a pleasant smile on his face, whether it was camp drudgery or marching into certain death. The Japanese language has not even swear-words. The commands of the officers were given in a low, sweet voice. Not even a swaggering was ever noticeable in either officer or private.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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