A secret agent in Port Arthur (1805) by William Oliver Greener, PDF book

A secret agent in Port Arthur

Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.

A secret agent in Port Arthur


No one who has seen anything of the fighting between the Russians and the Japanese needs to make any apology when presenting to the public a truthful account of any events of which he_ was an eye-witness. Very little was actually seen by any newspaper correspondent, and every history of the war, and even of each campaign, must depend for many particulars upon official reports, with which the public is familiar. 

I do not profess to have attempted to compile anything like a detailed story of the siege. Instead, I have preferred to give merely my own experiences in Port Arthur and elsewhere in Manchuria and the Far East; to describe what I saw, to repeat something of what was told to me, to say what I thought of such happenings as interested me, and to write of the people whom I met when in quest of information. Some of the things I have set down may throw sidelights upon certain phases of the war, and if what I have written induces readers to think for themselves what ought to be the policy in the Far East of Great Britain and the United States, then my object will have been attained.

 
NO one who has seen anything of the fighting between the Russians and the Japanese needs to make any apology when presenting to the public a truthful account of any events of which he_ was an eye-witness. Very little was actually seen by any newspaper correspondent, and every history of the war, and even of each campaign, must depend for many particulars upon official reports, with which the public is familiar. 

I do not profess to have attempted to compile anything like a detailed story of the siege. Instead, I have preferred to give merely my own experiences in Port Arthur and elsewhere in Manchuria and the Far East; to describe what I saw, to repeat something of what was told to me, to say what I thought of such happenings as interested me, and to write of the people whom I met when in quest of information. Some of the things I have set down may throw sidelights upon certain phases of the war, and if what I have written induces readers to think for themselves what ought to be the policy in the Far East of Great Britain and the United States, then my object will have been attained.

Contents



I Secret Agents, Correspondents and  Spies ...... .1 
II Russia and Manchuria before the War 18 
III life at Port Arthur .... 39 
IV War S8 
V Hiding in Port Arthur .... 78 
VI Last Days in Port Arthur . . .114 
VII The Day's Work 136 
VIII In Neutral Territory . . . .158 
IX Consuls, Correspondents and Others. 179 
X The Battle of Tashichiao . . . 204 
XI The Japanese as Conquerors . . . 222 
XII Contrasts and Comparisons . . '233 
XIII The Attack on Port Arthur . . . 249 
XIV The Defence of Port Arthur. . . 268 
XV Japan's Requirements and China's Future 295 

Facsimile of Author's Instructions. frontispiece 
Facsimile of Notice as to Cables. to face 190 
Plan of Tashichiao ...... 207 

Map of the Russian Retreat on Haicheng. .216 
Plan of Port Arthur ...... 269 
  

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