Thursday, 18 February 2016
On this photograph from 1905 Russian Tsar Nicholas II gives his blessing to soldiers
leaving for the Russo-Japanese war:
(Processing and colouring by me)
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
During the Russo-Japanese War (1904 - 1905) both sides used a British invention - Temperley overhead cranes - for coaling their warships while underway. The image from 1905 (coloured by me) shows a Russian navy ship receiving coal from a steamer with a Temperley crane.