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Item ID: 228113  

China Port Arthur, Reception of Minister of War, Russo-Japan War Old UB Postcard

Vintage Chinese Old Hand Tinted Undivided Back Postcard, China Manchuria, Manchukuo. Port Arthur. Reception of The Minister of War. Large Steamer, Steam Ship. Shipping. Salute. Greetings.

Siege commenced by the Japanese Feb 8th 1904. Surrendered by the Russians, Jan 1st 1905. Russo-Japanese War. Military.

Publisher: Edm. Duesdau, Plaistow, London
Series No: 8
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. On the night of February 8, 1904, the Japanese fleet under Admiral Heihachiro Togo opened the war with a surprise torpedo attack on the Russian ships at Port Arthur, badly damaging two Russian battleships. Lüshunkou (旅顺口), or Lüshun Port, is a southernmost district of Dalian City of the People's Republic of China. Surrounded by ocean on three sides, this strategic seaport was called Port Arthur during the Russian Occupation and Ryojun during the Japanese


China Port Arthur, Reception of Minister of War, Russo-Japan War Old UB Postcard

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