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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship: Yellow Sea 1904–05

by Robert Forczyk

Paperback edition
Published 2009-02-17
by Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 1846033306

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The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. Watched by the rest of the world's superpowers, this incredibly violent war was disastrous for the Russians who, despite their superior numbers, were defeated by the Japanese underdogs in a spectacular fashion.The key technical elements of firepower, protection, maneuverability and communications for each side are covered in detail and accompanied by first-hand accounts and specially commissioned artwork to explain and illustrate this historically significant duel.