Sino-Japanese War 1894-95: The Phyongyang Campaign
 
 
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After swimming across the Taidong River to spy on the enemy, Sergeant Kawasaki Iseo stole a boat to return to his side. Dressed only in his underwear and cap, a sword slung around his back, he uses a bamboo pole to shove off from the river bank as the enemy approaches, glaring back at them with a determined expression. Bullets streak across the water leaving orange trails as the troops fire upon him.
                             
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British Library.
The Basil Hall Chamberlain Collection.

References :      Illustrated in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, catalogue number:
                        28. p.136.

                  

 
     
 
 
 
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