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Abroad Meiji 1890s Georges Bigot
Japanese Imperial troops rest near the Yalu River dividing Korea and China, during the First Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895). On the night of October 24, 1894, Japanese troops crossed the Yalu River undetected by erecting a pontoon bridge.

Published in the French illustrated weekly Le Monde illustré on January 26, 1895 (Meiji 28). Art by French artist Georges Ferdinand Bigot (1860-1927), famous for his satirical cartoons of life in Meiji period Japan.

Original text: “Bivouac d’infanterie près du fleuve Yalu.”
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