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Japanese transports on the shell strewn road

By Richard Barry and Richard (photographer) Barry

Abstract

This picture was taken on the road from Dalny to Port Arthur, about two and a half miles from the latter place, therefore within easy range of the big Russian guns. There was a railroad there which the Japanese might have used for transporting supplies from the port at Dalny to the camp before Port Arthur, but a railroad train is too large a target for gunners to miss, and the Russians eagerly shot at every large object that showed itself. The Japanese Army was invisible to them, hiding in trenches and dugouts, but the transports of supplies had to be carricd above ground, and the safest manner was the one depicted in the picture. The Russians shot even at these single packhorses in the beginning of the siege, but soon learned that the game was not worth the candle and saved their ammunition for more profitable work. The Japanese soldiers were so used to the Russian shells that they did not even wink an eye whenever a shell came hurtling through the air

Topics: Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, Soldiers, Military transport
Publisher: T. W. Ingersoll. Saint Paul, Minnesota
Year: 1905
OAI identifier: oai:repository.erc.monash.edu:14033
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