Sino-Japanese War 1894-95: The Phyongyang Campaign
 
 
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Dramatic illustration from the Sino-Japanese War of Japanese troops landing at Pyongyang, clambering over the rocky coast to attack the Chinese. At the peak of the cliff, a Japanese officer poses with one foot atop a large cannon, raising his sword and holding the national flag. A row of soldiers fires down into the Chinese, who fire back at them amidst clouds of smoke, with a shell bursting at right.

Fierce Battle at the sea shore of Pyongyang.

A striking composition with fine handling in the sunlight just beginning to spread across the horizon at left beneath the dark sky.

References :      Illustrated in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, page 52.

                  

 
     
 
 
 
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