Sino-Japanese War 1894-95: Yalu River. Campaign Sept. - Oct. 1894
 
 
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During the night of November 5, orders were given that a general attack should be made on the following day. At 4 a.m., Major Saitō led his detachment over the mountains to turn the right flank of the first fort.
This was reached about 6 a.m., and the Japanese stormed both forts in about half-an-hour. Major Saitō himself took part in the fight, for, seeing a Chinese soldier about to fire a mine, he rushed into the first fort amidst a hail of bullets and, with one blow of his sword, cleft the man’s skull to the teeth. Quoted from the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn. p.83

              
Collections :     British Library
B.H. Chamberlain
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

References :     Illustrated in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn.
Catalogue No: 49. P159
Illustrated in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, page 83.



 
   
 
 
 
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