Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wounded Imperial Russian general Paul von Rennenkampff (1904)

General Paul von Rennenkampf (in the middle) at the field hospital in Harbin.

Imperial Russian general Paul von Rennenkampff (also spelled Rennenkampf) was wounded during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. On this photograph (coloured by me) the general poses in front of a field hospital in Harbin, together with another wounded soldier and a servant.

Wikipedia gives this information about the general:

Rennenkampf, of Baltic German extraction, was born in 1854 in Konuvere Manor now in Märjamaa Parish, Rapla County, Estonia. He joined the Imperial Russian Army at 19 and attended the Junker Infantry School in Helsinki. He began his military career with the Lithuanian 5th Lancers Regiment. He graduated at the head of his class from the Nikolaevsky Military Academy in St. Petersburg in 1882. --

In February 1904, after the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War, Rennenkampf was appointed commander of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Division.[1] He was promoted to lieutenant general in July 1904, and was wounded in combat in the same month, during the Battle of Motien Pass (10 July 1904), where he was shot in the thigh as he attempted to assist Lieutenant General Fedor Keller halt the advance of Japanese First Army.[1] He remained hospitalized until after the Battle of Liaoyang (August/September 1904).[1] He returned to active service, commanding a division-size cavalry formation during the Rennenkampf, of Baltic German extraction, was born in 1854 in Konuvere Manor now in Märjamaa Parish, Rapla County, Estonia. He joined the Imperial Russian Army at 19 and attended the Junker Infantry School in Helsinki. He began his military career with the Lithuanian 5th Lancers Regiment. He graduated at the head of his class from the Nikolaevsky Military Academy in St. Petersburg in 1882. --Some additional information on Rennenkampf:(Colouring by me)General Paul von Rennenkampf was wounded during the Russo-Japanese war in 1904. Here he is with a servant and another wounded soldier in a field hospital in Charbin.

Dog portraits

Dogs are always nice to portrait. Here are two shots from yesterday:

This is an Eurasier, also called Eurasian.

This is the French Bulldog Ella.



Monday, 11 April 2016

Sunset shots

Last night I shot these pictures when the sun was setting here in Hittarp: