Armies of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05 (Men-at-Arms No. 414)

Armies of the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05 (Men-at-Arms No. 414)

By: Philip S. Jowett (author), Andrei Karachtchouk (illustrator)Paperback

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The Russo-Japanese War was the first major conflict of the 20th century, as vast armies clashed in Manchuria incurring enormous casualties. Its global significance was immense, as the tactics deployed during this war anticipated the trench warfare of World War 1 - year-round campaigning in massive trench systems, widespread use of machine guns, and the costly failure of frontal assault tactics. This book shows how both armies began the war in bright uniforms, which quickly proved fatal, and the events that led to both being in khaki before the war's end.

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About Author

Philip Jowett was born in Leeds in 1961, and has been interested in military history for as long as he can remember. His first Osprey book was the ground-breaking Men-at-Arms 306: 'Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49'; he has since published a three-part sequence on The Italian Army 1940-45 (Men-at-Arms 340, 349 & 353). A rugby league enthusiast and amateur genealogist, he is married and lives in Leeds. Andrei Karachtchouk was born in 1966 in the town of Mitishi, near Moscow. A well-established artist in Russia, his previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 293: 'The Russian Civil War (1) The Red Army'. Andrei is an active re-enactor and sculptor who, among other things, makes master-models for the UK based 'Anglo-Russian Toy Soldier' Company.


The causes of the war: the rise of modern Japan, rivalry with Imperial Russia; The Russian Army in 1904: organisation - weapons - uniforms - doctrine; The Japanese Army in 1904: organisation - weapons - uniforms - doctrine; The course of the war: strategy and tactics - the outcome; Wartime developments, Russia and Japan: uniforms - equipment - tactics.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/07/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781841767086
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 48
  • ID: 9781841767086
  • weight: 163
  • ISBN10: 1841767085

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