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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship: Yellow Sea 1904–05 (Duel #15)
The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. What began as differing expansionist interests in Manchuria and Korea developed into a full-blown war in 1904, with an unexpected outcome. Watched by the rest of the world's superpowers, this incredibly violent war was ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 17th 2009 by Osprey Publishing
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A well-written and lavishly-illustrated account of the naval aspects of the Russo-Japanese War. Forczyk provides fine insight into the technological developments that led to the rise of the pre-dreadnaught battleship as the ultimate (though very temporary) arbiter of naval power. While he give less attention to the roles of politics, leadership, and training than technology, they all get their due in this well-balanced brief account.
Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history.More about Robert Forczyk...
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