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China Old Postcard Port Arthur The Higher Chinese School Rickshaw 旅順高等學校 日華堂書店發行Vintage Old Postcard. Japanese Occupation of China. Port Arthur. The Higher Chinese School. 旅順高旅順高等學校.
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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