The White Sash Brigade charging up 203 Hill in Meiji 37 (1904).

The White Sash Brigade (白襷隊, Shiro Dasuki-tai) was a special force made up of 3000 Japanese military soldiers assembled to make a night assault. The soldiers wore white sashes in order to see each other in the dark and staged a suicidal assault on the Russian position, with most of the men killed in a single night. However, the ferociousness of the White Sash Brigade planted the seeds of fear in the hearts of the Russian troops that contributed to their eventual surrender.

Saichi Sugimoto is a survivor of the White Sash Brigade.

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