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Cavalry officer of the Imperial Japanese ArmyDownload nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Cavalry officer of the Imperial Japanese Army

Description: A cavalry officer of the Imperial Japanese Army tries to coax his horse to continue on a journey of 75 miles to Ping Yang, Korea, despite the horse having broken one of its legs; Collier's magazine photographer Robert L. Dunn, who took the photograph, explained to the officer, who knew little about horses, that a horse with a broken leg has to be put to sleep, but the officer would only dismount and then had a soldier under his command walk the horse all the way to Ping Yang; the incident happened in March 1904, early 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); war began on February 10, 1904; Japan won several battles before U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858-January 6, 1919) mediated truce talks in 1905; 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, cavalry, films, Imperial Japan, Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Russia, Japan, Japanese Empire, horses, Korea, Liaodong Peninsula, Manchuria, Manchurian Campaign (1904-1905), Motion pictures, movies, Mukden, Port Arthur, Manchuria, Korea, Ping Yang, Korea, Russia, Russian Empire, Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), war photographers, Yellow River, Yellow Sea, 1900s.

Orientation: Panorama

Dimensions: 2700 x 1052 (2.84 MPixels) (2.57)

Print Size: 22.9 x 8.9 cm; 9.0 x 3.5 inches

File Size: 8.16 MB (8,551,216 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000038141

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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