The Siege and Fall of Port Arthur (Google eBook)

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Eveleigh Nash, 1905 - Lüshun (China) - 478 pages
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Page 430 - Your Excellency, — Judging from the general situation within the area of fighting, I think that further resistance is needless. In order, therefore, to avoid further loss of life, I ask you to negotiate for the terms of surrender. Should you accept my proposal, you will appoint a commissioner in order to discuss the terms and pro-ess of surrender, and fix a place of meeting between your commissioner and ours. " I avail myself of this opportunity to express my highest consideration. " General STOESSEL....
Page 447 - I allow each officer by the privilege reserved to him either to return to Russia under obligation not to take part in the present war, or to share the destiny of the men. I thank you and the brave garrison for the brilliant defence.
Page 91 - ... during the latter part of June and the early part of July, but leaves the latter part of the summer poorly occupied.
Page 477 - I, Nogi Maresuke, commander-in-chief of the Third Imperial Army before Port Arthur, celebrate with sake and many offerings a fete in honor of you. ... I wish to tell you that your noble sacrifice has not been in vain, for the enemy's fleet has been destroyed, and Port Arthur has at last surrendered. I, Nogi Maresuke, took oath with you to conquer or seek oblivion in death. I have survived to receive the Imperial thanks, but I will not monopolize the glory. With you, Spirits of the Dead, who achieved...
Page 447 - I have been forced to sign a capitulation concerning the surrender of Port Arthur. The officers and civil functionaries are allowed to wear arms and return to Russia, under obligation not to take part in the present war, but should they refuse to subscribe to the obligation, they are to remain prisoners of war. I apply to your Majesty for permission to grant the obligation demanded.
Page 138 - Hutchinson, with a generous regard to the interests of science, and the feelings of these distinguished persons, agreed to depart from the stipulation, and allow those treasures of art to be forwarded to France. The sarcophagus of Alexander...
Page x - ... its garrison. Of course, if a navy were so powerful and so ubiquitous that its local and temporary loss of sea command in any part of the world would be inconceivable, it might be deemed an extravagance to fortify and garrison naval bases at home or abroad. But war has its chances, and that nation is wisest which steers a middle course between an excess of defensive...
Page 207 - SC, vol. 2, p. 390. 1772. — During the last days of August and the first days of September a hurricane passed over the West Indies, causing frightful havoc among the Leeward Islands. At Dominica 18 vessels were driven ashore and lost. Several war ships were driven ashore at Antigua. At Montserrat and Nevis nearly every house was blown down. The hurricane passed over St. Kitts on August 31...
Page 241 - ... The state sent seven Negroes to Congress; made two of them lieutenant-governors; and for four years, two of them were speakers of the House. One was secretary of state and treasurer of the state. Another was adjutant and inspector general. These men were of various colors and mixtures of blood, and there was a good deal of difference of opinion, as to whether the mulattoes or the full-blooded blacks were superior. But one observer asserted that "the colored men generally were superior in decency...
Page 443 - Japanese officer of the same rank. While these points were under discussion a message arrived by telephone from General Nogi's Headquarters, to the effect that a serious fire had broken out in Port Arthur, and that some deserters from the forts had passed beyond the Russian lines.

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