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China 1/2d 1908 Old Hand Tinted Postcard INFIRMARY BARRACKS Port Arthur MilitaryVintage Colour Hand Tinted Old Postcard. Military, China. Chinese Infirmary Barracks, Port Arthur. Steps. Seaman. 旅順.
Publisher: The Empire Series London W.C.
Series No: 11
Faults: Minor wear & marks
Background: Port Arthur, on the Liaotung peninsula in the south of Russian-occupied Manchuria, had been fortified into a major naval base by the Russians. The Japanese needed to control the sea in order to fight a war on the Asian mainland, so their first military objective was to neutralize the Russian fleet at Port Arthur.
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