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.
The Basil Hall Chamberlain Collection.
References : Illustrated in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, catalogue number: