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Title: Four hundred Russian marines and sailors

Description: Four hundred Russian marines and sailors arrive at Seoul, Korea, to reinforce the 200 troops there at the start of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); they were expelled without incident on February 12, 1904 by a Japanese Imperial Army of occupation; the war resulted from a long-standing aggressive policy of Russian Czar Nicholas II (Nikolay Alexandrovich Romanov; May 18, 1868-July 17, 1918) in the Far East that led to friction with Japanese Emperor Mutsuhito (AKA: The Meiji Emperor or The Mikado; November 3, 1852-July 30, 1912); Japanese Fleet Admiral Heihachiro Togo (Togo Heihachiro; January 27, 1848-May 30, 1934) sent torpedo boats to attack the Russian fleet at Port Arthur, Manchuria, Imperial Russia's stronghold on the Yellow Sea, on February 8-9, 1904, and also Russian ships across Korea Bay at Chemulpo Harbor, and war was declared two days later; Japan won several battles before U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858-January 6, 1919) mediated truce talks; Russia ceded to Japan the Liaodong Peninsula and the southern half of Sakhalin; Japan gained further interests in Korea and annexed the former kingdom in 1910; Russia and Japan promised to evacuate Manchuria in favor of China; two Japanese movies tell about the war: Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War (1957), and Battle of Japan Sea (1969); the demise of the czar and his family is told in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971 UK films);

Category: Russo-Japanese War

Keywords: films, Imperial Japan, Imperial Russia, Japan, Japanese Empire, Korea, Liaodong Peninsula, Manchuria, Manchurian Campaign (1904-1905), Motion pictures, movies, Mukden, Port Arthur, Manchuria, Russia, Russian Empire, Russian sailors, Russian soldiers, Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), Seoul, Korea, trains, Yellow River, Yellow Sea, 1900s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2700 x 1708 (4.61 MPixels) (1.58)

Print Size: 22.9 x 14.5 cm; 9.0 x 5.7 inches

File Size: 13.22 MB (13,867,170 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000038065

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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