Rising Sun And Tumbling Bear: Russia's War with Japan (CASSELL MILITARY) (Paperback)

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The definitive history of the Russo-Japanese war

The Russians were wrong-footed from the start, fighting in Manchuria at the end of a 5,000 mile single track railway; the Japanese were a week or so from their bases. The Russian command structure was hopelessly confused, their generals old and incompetent, the Tsar cautious and uncertain. The Russian naval defeat at Tsushima was as farcical as it was complete. The Japanese had defeated a big European power, and the lessons for the West were there for all to see, had they cared to do so. From this curious war, so unsafely ignored for the most part by the military minds of the day, Richard Connaughton has woven a fascinating narrative to appeal to readers at all levels.

About the Author


Colonel Richard Connaughton spent two years as Head of the British Army's Defence Studies, the culmination of a twenty-two year career in the army, retiring in 1992. He now undertakes studies in the politico-military field on an international basis for client governments and the military, and has an intimate knowledge of military and special forces' involvement in the trouble spots of recent years. He has a fierce but charming intellect.

Praise For…


Connaughton writes well with a serving officer's unfussy grasp—INDEPENDENT

A remarkably lively and enjoyable account—The Economist

Connaughton...has done an important service by
reconstructing in detail the land campaign...that presaged the horrors
of the First World War to come—US NAVAL WAR COLLEGE REVIEW


Product Details
ISBN: 9780304366576
ISBN-10: 0304366579
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: June 10th, 2004
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: CASSELL MILITARY