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China Old Hand Tinted Postcard Port Arthur Harbour Native Chinese Sampans BoatsVintage Colour Hand Tinted Picture Postcard. China. Port Arthur. Harbour, Native Chinese Boats, Sampans. Panorama. Steps.
Series No: 2
Faults: Very tiny wear at left tips
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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