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Collier's Photos WWI & RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR

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These photos came from Colliers Pictorial History of World Ware I printed before the US entry into that War.    The later set of photos are from Collier's Pictorial History of the Russo-Japanese War Copyright 1904.    As a young boy in 1945 living in a small town in SW Missouri, I was exploring the attic of a home we had just purchased when I discovered these two books and have had them every since.    

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A French Sub with Torpedoes being loaded aboard

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A British Monitor off the coast of France.   Its guns were from an older battleship taken out of commission.

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This is the only photo I've ever seen of a White Cossack Female Officer and she is haughty with her male aide ready to leap at the slightest wiggle of her head.

 

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This final photo I thought was interesting.   An assistant to a combat photographer was sent out to quickly get local cash to pay for things once they went to the front in the Manchurian area of the Russo-Japanese War.    When the assistant return this was $150 US.    It was a pile 3 feet high and 60 feet in circumference.   The coins were strung on strings of around 1,000 coines each.   15 to 30 of these coins equaled 1 US Penny.      

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