Port Arthur, Three Months With The Besiegers; A Diurnal Of Occurrents

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byFrederic Villiers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... The latest from Port Arthur is brought into our lines by special spy this morning. The women, children, and civilians have all left the city and are camping in the hills of the promontory, or the old iron mountain. This move was owing to the startling effects of the Japanese 11-inch shells. The city is, but for a few soldiers on guard, entirely deserted. There are no more than ten thousand fighting men to man the numerous forts, and the soldiers are on the verge of mutiny, owing to the almost superhuman work expected of them. If the Japs attack any redoubt east, the men are hurried off in that direction, and then if a western position is assaulted they are hastened to that spot. Night and day they tramp from one place to another, and are expected to be up to their work. The Russian guns, they say, live from hand to mouth, as their shell-rations, like the bread-rations of the troops, are made only for their daily need, for few men can be risked to work in the arsenal, owing to the always threatening fire of the Japanese guns. October 8.--The big guns are blazing away and the very earth trembles and quakes at the blast. Seemingly, the ordinary time to rise in a Manchurian village is when the babies begin to cry, and there is, I believe, some sort of baby in each house all the year round. The infant next door has begun regularly, for the last month, at 5.30. Then there is the Chinese horse, as the Japanese call it, and there is no more pathetic or stirring sound of a morning than what the impolite call the braying of an ass. However, this morning, all these alarms are drowned by the noise of the guns, which have not commenced so early for weeks, for they generally take a rest in the small hours after their night's work. Bicarlton has gone down the valley to ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... The latest from Port Arthur is brought into our lines by special spy this morning. The women, children, and civilians have all...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217032885

ISBN - 13:9780217032889

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