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Rising Sun And Tumbling Bear

Rising Sun And Tumbling Bear

The definitive history of the Russo-Japanese war

The Russians were wrong-footed from the start, fighting in Manchuria at the end of a 5,000 mile single track railway; the Japanese were a week or so from their bases. The Russian command structure was hopelessly confused, their generals old and incompetent, the Tsar cautious and uncertain. The Russian naval defeat at Tsushima was as farcical as it was complete. The Japanese had defeated a big European power, and the lessons for the West were there for all to see, had they cared to do so. From this curious war, so unsafely ignored for the most part by the military minds of the day, Richard Connaughton has woven a fascinating narrative to appeal to readers at all levels.
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Genre: Society & Social Sciences

On Sale: 10th June 2004

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780304366576

Reviews

Connaughton...has done an important service by reconstructing in detail the land campaign...that presaged the horrors of the First World War to come
US NAVAL WAR COLLEGE REVIEW
Connaughton writes well with a serving officer's unfussy grasp
INDEPENDENT
A remarkably lively and enjoyable account
THE ECONOMIST