The Great Siege; The Investment And Fall Of Port Arthur by Benjamin Wegner NorregaardThe Great Siege; The Investment And Fall Of Port Arthur by Benjamin Wegner Norregaard

The Great Siege; The Investment And Fall Of Port Arthur

byBenjamin Wegner Norregaard, Benjamin Wegner Nrregaard, Benjamin Wegner Narregaard

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent généralement télécharger une copie gratuite scannée du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprès de l'éditeur. Non référencé. Non illustré. 1906 edition. Extrait: ... be known amongst us by the well-deserved name of "The Tragedy Trench." The distance from the trench up to the fort was some 150 yards along a very precipitous slope. Against this position it was that the commander of the 44th regiment decided to direct its attack. The galling fire of the defenders from front and right flank had badly thinned their ranks, but there was only one thing left for them now they had launched on the undertaking--to go on and try to take the place by assault. A retreat under the converging fire from the fort, the Chinese wall, and the higher battery positions, would mean disaster, if not annihilation. Part of the attacking force succeeded in reaching the neck between the two batteries, but here they were met by the Russians, who engaged them in a hand-to-hand encounter. The Japanese were decimated by the heavy fire and tired out with their long climb, and, though they fought with their usual bravery, they were no match for the Russians. Nearly the whole force had to pay the penalty of this rash attempt with their lives. Meanwhile the 12th regiment attacked the position from the north, advancing in two columns. For about ten minutes the hill-side was black with moving men. They overran the "Tragedy Trench," and started on the last difficult climb up to the crest. It was hard work, and the Russian shrapnel and rifle-bullets cut up their ranks in terrible fashion. The number of men that still moved up hill grew rapidly smaller, while the hill-side became dotted all over with corpses and wounded men. Still they pushed on, and, panting and knocked-out, they reached the crest and swerved round to the right to get up to the neck between the batteries, as it was out of...
Title:The Great Siege; The Investment And Fall Of Port ArthurFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217081665

ISBN - 13:9780217081665