An Epitome of the Chino-Japanese War, 1894-95

An Epitome of the Chino-Japanese War, 1894-95

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... realchedt thmle following dpositions, apparently unobserved, an cer ain y unoppose: --' 2nd brigade and 2 mountain batteries of 1st Division, 2,500 yards west-north-west of Fort Itzushan. 1st brigade in support of 2nd brigade. 4. field batteries of 1st Division, supported by 2 batta-lionstog 1st )riga(l&; 0? si?clotu1I;arai1aive1y low ridge anon yar s nor 0 0 zus an. The siegeiartillery, on a low ridge 1,200 yards north of Shuishiying. Hasegawa's brigade--2 battalions on the ridge east of Shuishiying; 1 battalion and 1 mountain battery on the ridge 1n rear, east of the main road. Leg column, 2 n1ilps south-east of the main body of asegawas riga e. Marshal Oyama, with l infantry battalion and a troop of cavalry, stationed himself on the ridge in rear of-the siege artillery, west of the main road. The infantry of the lst Division had made a diflicult march in the dark over an unknown country west of the hills; before arriving at their positions, and the siege artillery had worked unceasingly day and night since the 18th November in order to place their guns in position by dawn of the 21st. The battle began by an artillery duel, which lasted from 6.50 a.m. till 8 a.m., the Japanese guns concentrating their fire on the forts on Itzushan Hill. At 8 a.m. the 2nd infantry brigade was approaching Fort Itzushan from the south-west, and five minutes later the fort was carried with a rush. The Japanese, who were practically unopposed at close quarters, then went straight on up the hill, and at 8.10 a.m. loud cheers announced the capture of all three forts. The 1st. brigade, which had remained in support, was then. called upon to drive back a Chinese force which was lst Division threatening the-right flank of the Japanese more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752848
  • 9781236752840