Part 1: Declaration of War to The Battle of Ya-Lu
The first of this five-volume work + maps deals with the causes of the war, and the opening events up to and including the Battle of the Yalu. An important study written with all criticism excluded.
Part 2: From The battle Of The Ya-Lu to Liao-Yang Exclusive
Volume 2 of this official history deals with the military operations between the battles of the Ya-Lu to Liao-Yang: The naval operations were touched upon in so far as they affected the movements of troops on land.
Part 3: The Siege Of port Arthur
This is an accurate view of the siege as was possible that is aided with the addition of good strategical maps to assist the reader to appreciate the relationship between these operations and the movement of field armies. The Siege of Port Arthur (1 August 1904 – 2 January 1905) was the longest and most violent land battle of the Russo-Japanese War.
Part IV: Liao-Yang
Volume 4 of this Official History details the dearly won Japanese victory at Liaoyang and the fall of Port Arthur shortly thereafter contributed to the major Russian defeat the next year at the Battle of Mukden. The Battle of Liaoyang (24 August – 4 September 1904) was one of the major land battles of the Russo-Japanese War.
Part V: Sha-Ho
The fifth and final volume in this Official History covers the Battle of Shaho this was the second and last large-scale land battle of 1904, fought along a 37-mile front centered at the Shaho River along the Mukden–Port Arthur spur of the China Far East Railway north of Liaoyang, Manchuria.