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With appeal to histories of World War I and the development of 20th-century warfare, this absorbing study casts new light on the fighting men of the Russo-Japanese War a conflict that heralded revolution in Russia, and the arrival of Japan on the global military stage.
At the turn of the 20th century, the region of Manchuria sat atop a potentially catastrophic political fault line; the ancient strength of China was crumbling, leaving opportunities for both Russia and Japan to claw out new territories from the edges of that dying empire. Russian pride would contend with Japanese ambition in a conflict that ushered in the age of massed armies fighting on battlefields that were being redefined by the new tools of war such as newer, larger artillery pieces, and the use of machine guns in pitched battles. The vast, but over-stretched Russian Army was expected to steamroller its far smaller opponent, but the aggressiveness and zeal of the more modern Japanese military confounded expectations.
Examining these two armies in detail, this fully illustrated study tells the story of how these two empires clashed in the Russo-Japanese War, heralding a new phase in modern warfare as World War I loomed on the horizon.
About the Author
David Campbell has worked as a freelance new media producer and content specialist for many years, including roles at IBM, the BBC, various internet consultancies and the civil service. He has a broad range of interests in literature and history, including the Middle Ages, the Napoleonic era, naval warfare and the genesis of the "Military Revolution". He lives in Hampshire, UK.
About the Illustrator
Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He 's had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist, illustrating over 30 books for Osprey. He lives in South Wales.
ISBN: 9781472828125 ISBN-10: 1472828127 Series: Combat Audience:
Number Of Pages: 80 Published: 1st April 2019 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.4
Weight (kg): 0.27