Monday, August 18, 2014
A Japanese Mine Exploding Under the Defenses of a Russian-held Fort on East Kikwan Hill During the Siege of Port Arthur (1904)
Photograph of a Japanese mine exploding under the defenses of a Russian-held fort on East Kikwan Hill during the Siege of Port Arthur, 1904. Probably the first photograph of a mine explosion during a conflict. The second photograph is of Japanese infantry assaulting the same Russian fort and was probably taken soon after the mine exploded.
MFA version of first image.
Source of second image.