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This is the final post of my series on the Russo-Japanese War. I have presented only topics that had a particular appeal to me, and there are many events of the war I have passed by: the battles of Liaoyang … Continue reading
I would like to introduce you to Lt. Tadayoshi Sakurai of the Imperial Japanese Army.* Having landed on the Liaodong Peninsula with General Oku Yasukata’s 2nd Army, Sakurai’s unit arrived just barely too late for a hard-won Japanese victory at … Continue reading
August 1904. General Nogi Maresuke, with the Japanese 3rd Army, besieges Port Arthur. His assault columns make massive rushes against the garrison’s defense lines. The Japanese Naval Brigade brings in two 4.7″ howitzers and pounds the Russian fleet as the … Continue reading
“Unless I very much mistake, this small nation, Eastern to the backbone, is about to testify by the mouth of her cannon that the six Great Powers are not all the world but only a part of it.”* —General Sir … Continue reading
In my ongoing series about the RJW, I had planned to make only a brief note about Makarov’s death before moving on to the Battle of Yalu River. But the circumstance of his death caught my imagination, so I have … Continue reading
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