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Japanese buried by Russians inside fort-every man entering killed by bayonet, Port Arthur
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Underwood & Underwood
Los Angeles: Occidental College Library, 2008
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Occidental College Stereographs
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This is close by the Zaredutraya battery on a hill between one and two miles out from the town. That barrier of stones, earth and sand-bags is part of the old wall built for defense by the Chinese. Notice at the right, just behind a Russian soldier with his rifle, a couple of peep-holes in the wall. Only a few hours ago sharp-shooters in here behind the barrier watched through those holes the sudden advance of a couple of hundred Japanese who made a dash up here hoping to take the battery. They had to make a rush across an open slope, where they were good marks for machine guns and for these very rifles. More than half of the number fell before any could reach that barrier, but a good many did marvelously escape the fire and came swarming, scrambling madly over the wall towards where we stand not. These Russians were ready for them with fixed bayonets. There was no time to load and fire. A few minutes' desperate slashing , men grappling with each over like maddened beasts… and it was over. Half an hour after the watchers through these peep-holes first caught sight of the coming enemy, it was ended. The Russian loss was heavy, but no man grudged that as the price of victory. Every last man of the Japanese had been slain. Not one soul was left. There was a long deep trench here behind the wall. It had not been dug for a grave , but it would serve. At this moment the Russians are packing into the trench the last of the dead bodies of the foe, and are throwing dirt and rubbish to help cover the awful tokens of their victory. (No. 7724 shows the slope outside before any of the dead had been gathered up for burial)
A black and white wide shot of numerous Russian soldiers packing the dead bodies of their Japanese foes into trenches, after their battle at the Zaredutraya battery.
Underwood & Underwood were one of the biggest stereograph distributors in the early 1900's. Some of their successful innovations included the introduction of boxed sets of views and a method of indicating the exact location of a given photograph in relation to the position of the camera viewer and arc of the image. This particular card comes from the Stereocard set, Notes of Travel.
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18 x 9 cm.
1726; No. 200
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905
Port Arthur (China)
War Casualties--Japanese
Military life
Zaredutraya Battery, Bayonet, Port Arthur, Japanese Massacre
New York, London, Toronto-Canada, Ottawa-Kansas
Occidental College Library.
Special Collections. Charles D. Klamm Stereograph Collection. (sckla)

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