Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Views of the World, Over Battlefields, Liaoyang, Manchuria

There have been a lot of wars in Manchuria.  It just seems to be one of those areas that people are willing to kill and die for, for no real reason that I can see.  The battlefields depicted on this card are from the Russo-Japanese War.  Technically speaking the Russians lost, since they were forced to withdraw, but the Japanese had incurred such heavy losses that they were unable to chase down the retreating Russians and finish the job.  The battle was fought from August 24 through September 3 1904.  The Russo-Japanese War was famous for being the first war where an Asian power was able to defeat a European power.

Click on Views of the World in labels to see more cards from this series.

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