Guard mount of Gen. Oshima's private guard


Guard mount of Gen. Oshima's private guard



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To be chosen a member of General Oshima's or General Nogi's body-guard was a great honor. Everyone of them had distinguished himself in the front and was rewarded for his exemplary bravery and dutifulness by an appointment to the private guard. About one of these men, Nurimiya, Mr. Barry tells the following story : Nurimiya fought first during the seven days' assault in August, most of the 350 members of his company being killed in front of Fort Keekwan. The remainder was embodied in the Seventh Regiment and fought in the front line against Panlung (Eternal Dragon). During this last attack he, with a few others, lay two whole days on the rocks at the base of the perpendicular wall of the fort, secure from bullets from above, but without food or water or cover. Two days later, on the 25th of August, he was the first to wave his little flag, which every soldier carried in his bosom, over the Fort, leading the hosts of his comrades who made this, their ninth assault in seven days, a success. This fort was the only one which the Japanese held in the main line of Russian fortifications during August, September and October.


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), “Guard mount of Gen. Oshima's private guard,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 28, 2024,

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