Top: " The Foot of the Casemate Walls Thirty Minutes after the Surrender" ; Bottom: "The Moltke Barracks after the Surrender." From :The fall of Tsingtau, with a study of Japan's ambitions in China, published 1915.
Siege of Tsingtao, 1914. Japanese forces have been besieging Tsingtao in China, where Germany has a naval base. The British have also sent troops to the siege but they do not seem to have been of any great help. | World War 1 Live
Japanese sailors fence on-board a battleship, c. 1915. After driving the Germans out of their colonies in China and the Pacific, Japan’s direct battlefield participation in the First World War waned, but the Imperial Japanese Navy played an invaluable role in defending Entente sea-lanes and transports in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, while also focusing on gaining consessions in China and the Russian Far East.