A group of Japanese students


A group of Japanese students



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In the rear of the Japanese firing line there was much work to be done, work for which trained soldiers were not necessary, the work of coolies. There were, for instance, the eighteen eleven-inch mortars, with their enormous gun-carriages, to be hauled into place, and men had to do it, because it is impossible to get a hundred mules or oxen to tug with concerted action. Eight hundred of these students got into harness to drag one gun over the sand on rollers, silent, in the shade of the night, lest a noise might draw a shell from the forts of Port Arthur frowning in the background of the picture. The students were also used to carry the wounded to the hospitals at Dalny on stretchers, and to tend them, or to carry provisions from Dalny to the encampments of the soldiers in the firing line. Their services were rendered Frenche, as they received no compensation beyond their food and a place to sleep.


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), “A group of Japanese students,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 24, 2024, https://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/14021.

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