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Russo-Japanese War. Port Arthur.

The Siege and Battle of Port Arthur marked the commencement of the Russo-Japanese War. Porth Artur was the deep-water port and Russian naval base at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria. Port Arthur was widely regarded as one of the most strongly fortified positions in the world at the time. It was the longest and most violent land battle of the Russo-Japanese War. Russian land forces in the course of the siege suffered 31,000 casualties, of whom 15,000 were killed, wounded, and missing.
Ryojkyunkō gai daikaisen shinzu sono ichi
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Ryojunkō gai daikaisen shinzu sononi rokoku kantai no haisen

Print shows, in the foreground, a Russian battleship exploding under bombardment from Japanese battleships; a line of Japanese battleships, positioned on the right, fire on a line of Russian battleships on the ... more

Ryojkyunkō gai daikaisen shinzu sono ichi

Print shows Japanese battleships bombarding Russian battleships in a surprise naval assault on the Russian fleet at Lüshun (Port Arthur).

The destruction of Russ[i]an torpede [sic] destroyers by Japanese torpede destroyers at Port Arthur -- the illustration of the war between Japan and Russia (no. 5)

Print shows sailors from the Japanese torpedo boat, Sazanami, boarding a Russian torpedo boat during a heated sea battle off Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese war.

Nihon kaigun ryojunkō daigekisen

Print shows sailors on a Japanese battleship firing on a Russian battleship during the surprise naval assault on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur (Lüshun).

[Citizens' victory celebration]

Print shows the Japanese citizens and soldiers during a night of revelry after major victories against the Russians during the Russo-Japanese war.

As the Japanese bayonets draw nearer to Port Arthur, Russian forces make more desperate [?] for safety

Print shows Japanese bayonets puncturing a wall and Russian ships attempting to break through the wall on the other side of the room to make their escape.

Ryojunkō gai daikainsen shinzu sonosan roko kukantai no zenm

Print shows Japanese battleships bombarding Russian battleships in a surprise naval assault on the Russian fleet at Lüshun (Port Arthur); includes cameo portraits, possibly of Admiral Tōgō (left), for the Japan... more

Ryojun daikaisen rokan gōchin no zu

Print shows Japanese battleships bombarding Russian battleships in a surprise naval assault on the Russian fleet at Lüshun (Port Arthur).

[Meat market early in the siege while a whole pig cost $100 and beef $1 per pound -- Port Arthur]

Photograph shows Russian soldiers standing outside a building with slabs of meat hanging on the door. A Russian(?) man and woman stand behind a table, and a Chinese man and two small Chinese children are to the side.

Sergei Witte

Photograph shows Sergei Witte, Russian envoy to the Portsmouth Peace Conference, three-quarter length portrait, seated at a table, facing front.

Russians leaving Portsmouth

Photograph shows Baron Rosen and Count Witte waving their hats while standing in back of an automobile. U.S. Secret Service agent Albert Gallaher is standing at far right in light-colored hat. (Source: Secret ... more

[Funeral of the noted Russian engineer Sakharoff -- looking w. across harbor -- Port Arthur]

Photograph shows a crowd of Russians surrounding a priest; in background rail cars and the harbor.

Serge Witte going on board "Mayflower"

Photo shows Russian envoy Sergei Witte boarding a launch taking him to the presidential yacht "Mayflower". U.S. Secret Service agent William Flynn is at far right, in light-colored hat. (Source: Secret Service... more

[Desolation of the terrible siege - from wrecked home looking over doomed harbor - Port Arthur]

Photograph shows rubble in a bombed home; in the background a war ship.

Russia and Japanese peace envoys in session. Portsmouth Navy Yard, 1905

Photograph shows envoys seated around a table, left to right: Sato; Takahira; Komura; Otchai; Adachi; Korostovetz; De Rosen; Witte; Navohoff; and Plancon.

At Gen. Nogi's headquarters before Port Arthur - in bomb-proof dug-out well within Russian fire-zone

Photograph shows a Japanese soldier at entrance to underground bunker during the Russo-Japanese war.

Serge Witte in his room at the Wentworth Hotel, Portsmouth

Photograph shows Sergei Witte, Russian envoy to the Portsmouth Peace Conference, three-quarter length portrait, seated at a table, facing front.

[Ready to care for the wounded -- Red Cross station near Kuropatkin Fort, north of Port Arthur]

Photograph shows a row of bicycle stretchers; in background a low building in front of which sit a group of men.

Japanese Russian Peace Conference, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1905

Postcard shows the building at the Portsmouth Navy Yard where the peace talks were held, the Hotel Wentworth, and flags of Japan and Russia, all superimposed on an American flag.

Russian Empire Russo Japanese War Charuty Ball

Russian pre-wwi and wwi posters.

Views of the peace conference in session

Photograph shows Russian and Japanese diplomats seated at the negotiating table during the Portsmouth Peace Conference.