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Great Battles of the World - Port Arthur
"19th August 1904 - 2nd January 1905 Port Arthur, China. Test your knowledge of the battle."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Although the Battle of Port Arthur was fought inside Chinese territory, China did not take part in the fighting. Which two countries did?
Russia and Japan
Korea and France
Russia and Germany
Japan and the U.S.
Why did the Japanese want to take Port Arthur?
To use it as a supply base for their advance
To capture ammunition ships docked in the habour
To wipe out the Russian garrison there
To command the entrance to the Gulf of Chihli
In which province of China is Port Arthur?
Japanease forces needed a clear line of sight into the habour for their artillery spotters to report the positions of the Russian battleships. They chose a hill on the outer Russian defence line. What was it called?
203 metre hill
In the first stages of the battle, the Japanease attempted classic full-frontal attacks, which resulted in heavy losses. How many of these attacks did the Japanease launch before adopting new tactics?
After the failed frontal attacks, the Japanease changed their tactics. They focused all there attention on just 203 metre hill. Japanease sappers dug approach trenches but which recently much improved weapon was used in the attacks?
General Stoessel was the commander of the Russian forces in Port Arthur. What course of action did he take after losing 203 Metre hill?
Launched an immediate counter-attack.
Surrendered Port Arthur
Evacuated his troops
How many men were killed at Port Arthur?
20,000 Russians and 30,000 Japanease
30,000 Russians and 60,000 Japanese
60,000 Russians and 30,000 Japanese
50,000 Russians and 20,000 Japanese
What became of the Russian commander Stoessel?
He was greeted as a hero
He was court-martialled
He defected to the Japanese
He escaped to India before the surrender
Under the peace treaty, what did Russia lose?
Trade with all Asian countries
All military equipment in Manchuria
Port Arthur and Manchuria
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Compiled Jun 28 12