November 21st 1894 -The Japanese Win the Battle of Lushunkou

November 21st 1894 -The Japanese Win the Battle of LushunkouRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Early in the first Sino-Japanese War, the Qing Dynasty of China and Meiji Empire of Japan were both looking for a key strategic victory to give them a leg up on the enemy. With the Battle of Lushunkou on November 21, 1894, the Japanese built on a string of triumphs in the three-month-old conflict by capturing a major Qing port. Two months after the Japanese pushed the Chinese army back across the Yalu River into Manchuria, it was only natural for the Meiji generals to seek out another high-value target. Moving to the southwest […]