My Experiences at Nan Shan and Port Arthur with the Fifth East Siberia Rifles is the accounts of Lieutenant-General Tretyakov, commander of the Western Section of the Defences from the battles for the possession of Port Arthur in the Russo-Japanese War 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan. This books is based on a number of articles from the frontline by Tretyakov, published in the Russian military journal, “Voenny Sbornik.” As such, the book is an early account of war-journalism from a long-forgotten war.
Six thousand miles from the Russian Fatherland the author’s regiment, the 5th Siberian Rifles—and many other—fought to the death for God and the Czar. This tale is a
record of their soldierly devotion. I tells the actual history from the fighting line as we live with his men amidst the bloodstained wreck of their trenches on 203 Metre Hill. We are instantly transported from the dry bones of military history to the living realities of the battlefield.
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