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"My escape from Donington Hall : preceded by an account of the siege of Kiao-Chow in 1915" by Gunther Pluschow.

"My escape from Donington Hall : preceded by an account of the siege of Kiao-Chow in 1915" by Gunther Pluschow.

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.

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

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 troops man their Type 38 machine guns during the Siege of Tsingtao, 1914.

Japanese troops man their Type 38 machine guns during the Siege of Tsingtao, 1914.

1914: British and Japanese officers stand by a Japanese flag flying over a wrecked German gun after the siege of Tsingtao

1914: British and Japanese officers stand by a Japanese flag flying over a wrecked German gun after the siege of Tsingtao

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.

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.

Japanese forces in action in Kiao-Chau against the Germans.

Japanese forces in action in Kiao-Chau against the Germans.

Photograph showing Japanese soldiers going into action against German in Kiaochow. Source: Europe's Greatest War, published 1915

Photograph showing Japanese soldiers going into action against German in Kiaochow. Source: Europe's Greatest War, published 1915

1915 German anti-British postcard: "When Japan enters the war, John Bull finds the Rising Sun a little too hot for him !"

1915 German anti-British postcard: "When Japan enters the war, John Bull finds the Rising Sun a little too hot for him !"

Siege of Tsingtao, China, WW1. Japanese Officers survey the operations against the German colony from Nearby Hill.

Siege of Tsingtao, China, WW1. Japanese Officers survey the operations against the German colony from Nearby Hill.

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