One of the first significant conflicts between major powers in the 20th Century, the war between Russia and Japan in 1905 was a chilling precursor of later wars.
At sea, this was the first confrontation between Dreadnought-style battleships, and the use of torpedoes, mines and even submarines presaged ""modern"" sea warfare.
This volume covers the background to the conflict and the battle for Port Arthur, both at sea and on land.
Volume 2 will cover the later stage of the war and the Battle of Tsushima.
Profusely illustrated with rare photos, maps, and scale drawings of all the major warships involved, these books provide a detailed history of this significant but often overlooked conflict.
Vol 1 contents drawings of Japanese ships, and Russian ones will be in Vol. 2
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 140 pages, 100 b+w illustrations
- Publisher: Mushroom Model Publications
- Publication Date: 12/09/2009
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9788389450487
- Paperback from £14.65
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Review by Shrike58
The particular virtue of this work is that it's the best coverage in English I've seen of the impact light forces and mines had in relation to the "big ship" war centered on Port Arthur. Whether that justifies the price of this volume (I was able to examine a copy via inter-library loan) and more dubious-than-normal editing on the part of Stratus is another question; I opted to decline.