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1904 (Sep)[37.9.11.] Plain envelope together with letter to Japan from Japanese 4th Army in Manchuria cancelled. 4th Army FPO No 2 cds which opened at this location on 3 September alongside small orange circular Censors chop …Scarce early use of this FPO No 2 by the 4th Army only 8 days after opening. At the battle of Liao-yang on 23rd August the Japanese 1st, 2nd & 4th Armies were deployed on the Pei-kou, the valley of Tang-ho, Wang -pao-tai, Chang-Chai-pu-tzu, Sha-ho & Tun-tai. The Russians began to retreat of the 3rd September & by the 5th the battle was won however from the 26th August to 55th September the Japanese 4th Army sustained 5537 killed & 5300 wounded from a force of 18063, Russian sources claim only 2474 killed & 14301 wounded with 1137 taken POW or unaccounted for. Tremendous item of early FPO use written shortly after the Russian retreat

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