SPECIAL CAMPAIGN SERIES: 1904 THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR
First period-The Concentration
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Part of the acclaimed “Special Campaign” series of works intended for serious professional students of military history, each volume is interspersed with strategical and tactical comments and illustrated by numerous sketches.
The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea.
The major theatres of operations were the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden in Southern Manchuria and the seas around Korea, Japan and the Yellow Sea. The Battles of Yalu, Nanshan, Telissu, Tashichiao, Hsimucheng, and the Battle on the East Front, 31st of July all receive good coverage.
Russia suffered multiple defeats by Japan, but Tsar Nicholas II was convinced that Russia would win and chose to remain engaged in the war. The complete victory of the Japanese military surprised world observers. The consequences transformed the balance of power in East Asia. It was the first major military victory in the modern era of an Asian power over a European one. Military scholars continue to debate the historical significance of the war.
Introduction. – The First Operations. – Events in May. – Events in June. – Events in July. – A Summary. –
1. The Theatre of War.
2. The Liaotung Peninsula. Situation end of April.
3. Battle of Yalu.
4. Battle of Nanshan.
5. The Liaotung Peninsula. Situation End of May.
6. Battle of Telissu.
7. The Fenshuiling Pass.
8. The Liaotung Peninsula. Situation end of June.
9. Battle of Tashichiao.
10. Battle of Hsimucheng.
11. Battle on the East Front, 31st of July.
12. The Liaotung Peninsula Situation after the Action of the 31st of July.
Print size 21×29.7 cm to accommodate the oversized maps.
Captain F R Sedgwick RFA
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SB xi+202pp with 12 Maps (Some in colour) 2020 N&MP Reprint of 1909 Edition.