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Baron de Rosen, Imperial Russia's foreign minister to JapanDownload nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Baron de Rosen, Imperial Russia's foreign minister to Japan

Description: Baron de Rosen, Imperial Russia's foreign minister to Japan, departs from Yokohama, Japan, with his wife and children aboard the French steamship Yarra after the breaking off of diplomatic relations between the two countries on February 4, 1904, four days before the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Russian ships in the harbor at Port Arthur, Russia's stronghold on the Yellow River; the attack at Port Arthur and another the next day at Chemulpo Bay, Korea, were opening engagements in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); 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, on February 8, 1904 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: Battle of Chemulpo, Korea, diplomatic relations, diplomats, films, foreign ministers, France, French steamship, Imperial Japan, Imperial Japanese Navy, Imperial Russia, Imperial Russian Navy, Japan, Japanese Empire, Korea, Liaodong Peninsula, Manchuria, Manchurian Campaign (1904-1905), Motion pictures, movies, Mukden, Port Arthur, Manchuria, Russia, Russian Empire, Russian Navy, Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), French steamship Yarra, Yellow River, Yellow Sea, 1900s.

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1350 x 1358 (1.83 MPixels) (1.01)

Print Size: 11.4 x 11.5 cm; 4.5 x 4.5 inches

File Size: 5.28 MB (5,536,880 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000038114

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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