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Russian Soldier vs Japanese Soldier: Manchuria 1904-05

David Campbell Steve Noon

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Osprey
01 April 2019
History; Military history; Military tactics
At the turn of the 20th century, the region of Manchuria sat atop a potentially catastrophic political fault line; the ancient strength of China was crumbling, leaving opportunities for both Russia and Japan to claw out new territories from the edges of that dying empire. Russian pride would contend with Japanese ambition in a conflict that ushered in the age of massed armies fighting on battlefields that were being redefined by the new tools of war such as newer, larger artillery pieces, and the use of machine guns in pitched battles. The vast, but over-stretched Russian Army was expected to steamroller its far smaller opponent, but the aggressiveness and zeal of the more modern Japanese military confounded expectations.

Examining these two armies in detail, this fully illustrated study tells the story of how these two empires clashed in the Russo-Japanese War, heralding a new phase in modern warfare as World War I loomed on the horizon.
By:   David Campbell
Illustrated by:   Steve Noon
Imprint:   Osprey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   39
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 184mm, 
Weight:   264g
ISBN:   9781472828125
ISBN 10:   1472828127
Series:   Combat
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   01 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Campbell has worked as a freelance new media producer and content specialist for many years, including roles at IBM, the BBC, various internet consultancies and the civil service. He has a broad range of interests in literature and history, including the Middle Ages, the Napoleonic era, naval warfare and the genesis of the Military Revolution . He lives in Hampshire, UK. Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He's had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist, illustrating over 30 books for Osprey. He lives in South Wales.

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