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The Tide At Sunrise - A History of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905

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The Russo-Japanese War was fought in the waters of the Yellow Sea and the Straits of Tsushima that divide Japan from Korea, and in the mountains of Manchuria, borrowed without permission from China. It was the first war to be fought with modern weapons - from electrified barbed wire to machine-gun and the leviathan battleship. The Japanese had fought the Chinese at sea in 1894 and had gained a foothold in Manchuria by taking control of Port Arthur. In 1895, however, Japan was forced to abandon its claims by the Russian fleet's presence in the Straits of Tsushima. Tsar Nicholas had obtained a window to the East for his empire and Japan had been humiliated. Tensions between the two countries would rise inexorably over the next decade. Around the world, no one doubted that little Japan would be no match for the mighty armies of Tsar Nicholas II. Yet Russia was in an advanced state of decay, the government corrupt and its troops inept and demoralized. Japan, meanwhile, was emerging from centuries of feudal isolation and becoming an industrial power, led by zealous nationalist warlords keen to lead the Orient to victory over the oppressive West. From the opening surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in 1904, the Japanese out-fought and out-thought the Russians. 
This is a definitive account of one of the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century, whose impact was felt around the world.
Book has black and white photographs and maps.


Pages are in very good condition, boards are in very good condition
Board corners and spine edge are worn
Back board loose from binding, inside fly-leaf is torn
Cup stains on back board

Item details

Author(s):
Denis Warner and Peggy Warner
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1974 Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
627
Publisher:
Purnell Book Services Ltd.

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The Russo-Japanese War was fought in the waters of the Yellow Sea and the Straits of Tsushima that divide Japan from Korea, and in the mountains of Manchuria, borrowed without permission from China. It was the first war to be fought with modern weapons - from electrified barbed wire to machine-gun and the leviathan battleship. The Japanese had fought the Chinese at sea in 1894 and had gained a foothold in Manchuria by taking control of Port Arthur. In 1895, however, Japan was forced to abandon its claims by the Russian fleet's presence in the Straits of Tsushima. Tsar Nicholas had obtained a window to the East for his empire and Japan had been humiliated. Tensions between the two countries would rise inexorably over the next decade. Around the world, no one doubted that little Japan would be no match for the mighty armies of Tsar Nicholas II. Yet Russia was in an advanced state of decay, the government corrupt and its troops inept and demoralized. Japan, meanwhile, was emerging from centuries of feudal isolation and becoming an industrial power, led by zealous nationalist warlords keen to lead the Orient to victory over the oppressive West. From the opening surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in 1904, the Japanese out-fought and out-thought the Russians. 
This is a definitive account of one of the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century, whose impact was felt around the world.
Book has black and white photographs and maps.


Pages are in very good condition, boards are in very good condition
Board corners and spine edge are worn
Back board loose from binding, inside fly-leaf is torn
Cup stains on back board

Author(s):
Denis Warner and Peggy Warner
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1974 Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
627
Publisher:
Purnell Book Services Ltd.

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