Monthly Archives: April 2014

Russo-Japanese War: Armies and attitudes

This continues a series about the Russo-Japanese War. For the information in this post, I owe much to the excellent book, The Russo-Japanese War: 1904-05, by A. Ivanov and P. Jowett.* The two armies—and navies—about to face off against each … Continue reading

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Russo-Japanese War: Insult and humiliation

My last two posts focused on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This one describes how Russia and Japan went to war over territorial ambitions embodied in the railway. In the spring of 1891, three years before his father died and he became … Continue reading

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Building the Trans-Siberian Railway

This is the second of several posts about the Trans-Siberian. The first post, “China and the Trans-Siberian Railway,” discussed the international aspects of the railway and gave an overview of  its construction. Below I repeat a map used in that … Continue reading

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China and the Trans-Siberian Railway

This is the first of several posts about the Trans-Siberian. I have a book titled The World’s Great Railways by G. Gibbard Jackson, published 1927.* It was a source of delight for my father as a boy. He turned its … Continue reading

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