Cartoon impression of the Russo-Japanese War 3 of 5
Card 3 of 5 - The Wrestlers'. A cartoon interpretation of the Russo-Japanese war, acted out by the principal ruling individuals from the International Community. The Russo-Japanese War was a conflict that grew out of the rival imperialist ambitions of the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were Southern Manchuria, specifically the area around the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden, and the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea. Japan inflicted a series of stunning defeats on the Russian Navy, principally at Tsushima in May 1905. In this third card, Tsar Nicholas II and the Japanese Emperor wrestle with each other whilst the International community watches on, forming up behind the side they are supporting
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Khadzhimukan Munaitpasov, Kazakh wrestler
Khadzhimukan Munaitpasov (Kazhymukan/Hadjimukan Munaytpasov, Qajymuqan Munaitpasuly, 1871-1948), Kazakh wrestler, repeated World Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling (from 1910 onwards). Discriminated against by the Russian National Team, he had to use an alias, Yamagata Makhanura, in order to participate in international competitions. He was nicknamed Black Ivan.
George Hackenschmidt (1877 - 1968), Estonian wrestler, known as The Russian Lion, considered one of the greatest figures in the history of wrestling. Photographed taken at the Championships at the Royal Albert Hall where Hackenschmidt defeats Jenkins by winning the first two falls.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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