The Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria was the first 20th century conflict fought between the regular armies of major powers, employing the most modern means - machine guns, trench warfare, minefields and telephone communications; and the battle of Mukden in March 1905 was the largest clash of armies in world history up to that date. Events were followed by many foreign observers; but the events of 1914 in Western Europe suggest that not all of them drew the correct conclusions. For the first time in the West the armies of this distant but important war are described and illustrated in detail, with rare photos and the superbly atmospheric paintings of Russia's leading military illustrator.
The causes of the war: the rise of modern Japan, rivalry with Imperial Russia; The Russian Army in 1904: organisation - weapons - uniforms - doctrine; The Japanese Army in 1904: organisation - weapons - uniforms - doctrine; The course of the war: strategy and tactics - the outcome; Wartime developments, Russia and Japan: uniforms - equipment - tactics.
Series: Men at Arms Series
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 0.16