O-Sensei’s War: “A Grand Assault on Port Arthur’s Forts” by Richard Barry

Readers will recall that Morihei Ueshiba was a foot soldier during the Russo-Japanese War. It is not known whether he was on the front lines or served in a support capacity. In any case, Morihei spent considerable time under life-threatening conditions during this brutal war. Morihei was a member of the 61st Osaka Regiment and troops from Osaka are specifically mentioned in this article. It is certainly possible that the young Ueshiba found himself nearby during this particular battle since he was stationed in Dalien, not far from Port Arthur…

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