The Novik and the Part She Played in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 Andre Steer

ISBN: 9781230330273

Published: September 12th 2013

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28 pages


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The Novik and the Part She Played in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904  by  Andre Steer

The Novik and the Part She Played in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904 by Andre Steer
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781230330273 | 5.52 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX Across Saghalien Our men were billeted in part on the inhabitants, in part in the barracks. The officers established themselves in a private house. The wounded had been taken to the hospital: two of them, who had undergone severe operations, died of gangrene, in spite of the utmost care lavished upon them by the civilian doctor, Vladimiroff. It was really due to the very obsolete fittings of the hospital.

There certainly was a military surgeon in the place, but he was a charming young man, who devoted more attention to music than to his medical charges. As to our own doctor, Livitzin, ORDERS FROM VLADIVOSTOK 155 we have seen how he was wounded in the hand when we were steaming away from Port Arthur. Although incapacitated from performing any operation himself, this did not prevent him rendering assistance to Dr.

Vladimiroff when the latter had to amputate, first an arm, then a leg- he did it, too, so simply, whilst awaiting his own turn to be bandaged, and apparently without hearing the complaints and even the howls of some of the other patients. If my memory is correct, Admiral Skridloff telegraphed to our captain the very morning after our grounding, to proceed at once to Vladivostok, where he was keeping the command of the armoured cruiser Gramoboy open for him. The officers and men of the Novik were to proceed to Vladivostok overland. This journey would be long and wearisome.

We were quite 400 miles from Alexandroff, and the mere question of victualling the party was no light task. Our road led in turn across deserts and immense tracts of marshy forests, called Taiga, where the post road very soon degenerates into a mere path, hardly recognisable, and where one only meets an occasional escaped convict. If I were not...



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