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China 1905 Old Hand Tinted Postcard PORT ARTHUR Palace & Garden of Governor SwanVintage Old Colour Hand Tinted Postcard, 1905. China, Chinese Gardens, Man, Lake, Pond, Swan, Bird. Palace and Garden of the Governor. Port Arthur. 旅順.
Postally Used in 1905 with Great Britain King Edward 7th 1/2d stamp, tied Fakenham, addressed to Lakenham Norfolk.
Publisher: The Empire Series London W.C.
Series No: 6
Sent from: Fakenham
Addressed to: Lakenham
Stamp: GB KE7 1/2d
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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