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.

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