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China Russo Japan War Japanese Attempt to Seal Up Port Arthur SHIPS Old PostcardVintage Old Postcard. China Chinese, Manchuria, Manchukuo. Port Arthur, Russo Japan War Japanese Attempt to Seal up Port Arthur. Harbour. Warships Battleships Military Vessels.
Publisher: War Series
Series No: 5224
Faults: Tiny wear, marks and spots
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
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