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The Tide at Sunrise: A History of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 By Denis Ashton Warner Peggy Warner,

  • Title: The Tide at Sunrise: A History of the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905
  • Author: Denis Ashton Warner Peggy Warner
  • ISBN: 9780714652566
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Russo Japanese War was fought in the waters of the Yellow Sea and the Straits of Tsushima that divide Japan from Korea, and in the mountains of Manchuria, borrowed without permission from China It was the first war to be fought with modern weapons.The Japanese had fought the Chinese at sea in 1894 and had gained a foothold in Manchuria by taking control of Port AuthurThe Russo Japanese War was fought in the waters of the Yellow Sea and the Straits of Tsushima that divide Japan from Korea, and in the mountains of Manchuria, borrowed without permission from China It was the first war to be fought with modern weapons.The Japanese had fought the Chinese at sea in 1894 and had gained a foothold in Manchuria by taking control of Port Authur In 1895, however, Japan was forced to abandon its claims by the Russian fleet s presence in the Straits of Tsushima Tsar Nicholas had obtained a window to the East for his empire and Japan had been humiliated Tensions between the two countries would rise inexorably over the next decade.Around the world, no one doubted that little Japan would be no match for the mighty armies of Tsar Nicholas II Yet Russia was in an advanced state of decay, the government corrupt and its troops inept and demoralized Japan, meanwhile, was emerging from centuries of feudal isolation and becoming an industrial power, led by zealous nationalist warlords keen to lead the Orient to victory over the oppressive West From the opening surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Authur in 1904, the Japanese out fought and out thought the Russians.This is a definitive account of one of the pivotal conflicts of the twentieth century whose impact was felt around the world.
    The Tide at Sunrise A History of the Russo Japanese War The Russo Japanese War was fought in the waters of the Yellow Sea and the Straits of Tsushima that divide Japan from Korea and in the mountains of Manchuria borrowed without permission from China It

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    1. This book encompasses than its title suggests In fact, the first hundred to two hundred pages are spent establishing the history that brought the war about, and the last chapter is spent speculating on the decades thereafter So, what actually is the book, then I would call it something of a prelude to World War One, something of a commentary on borderline theocratic nationalism, and a study on what happens when two nations with very similar military doctrine go to war.There are very few example [...]

    2. The Tide at Sunrise could quite possibly be the definitive account of the Russo Japanese War written in the English language The book was meticulously researched and very well written It is also extremely thorough In addition to detailed accounts of the various battles, the book includes insightful portraits of the various generals and other key players as well as excellent commentary on the political and cultural context of the war While the book does include a handful of maps, they are few and [...]

    3. I would think this is the definitive account of the conflict between Russia and Japan, fought over Korea and northern China from 1904 to 1905.It is certainly well written and well researched It s a story of clashing imperialisms at a time when empires were being built around the world, with the British Empire the biggest of them all and the United States having gained Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, to become one of the newer members of the club.The authors show the development o [...]

    4. This was an extremely well written and fascinating look at the Russo Japanese War The writing style flows very well and it reads almost as if it were a novel The authors did a good job in fleshing out the main historical figures, such as Togo and Kuropatkin, and this worked well in keeping my interest beyond the fact that this was a required book Most importantly, the authors effectively examine all three levels of war tactical, operational, strategic and provide linkages at all stages of their [...]

    5. Seeing the silent classic Battleship Potemkin as a youngster, I recently decided to do a little research on the Russo Japanese War of 1904 to 1905 Denis Warner, considered an authority on Asian affairs of the twentieth century, with his wife, Peggy, also a journalist, co authored the book.Thirty seven years before Pearl Harbor, the Japanese executed a sneak attack on the Russian Navy, while it was anchored in Port Arthur at the southern tip of China s Liaodong Peninsula, without warning or a dec [...]

    6. Bear in mind this is my first reading of a book about the Russo Japanese War of 1904 1905 Good read One item I didn t like was that there were too many comparisons to events in future wars, such as comparing the initial Port Arthur attack to Pearl Harbor in 1941 or references to Douglas MacArthur s role during the Korean War or devoting essentially an entire chapter to post World War II Soviet Union and communist China.The narratives of the various land battles left something to be desired By co [...]

    7. Mainly a military history this book explains an epic change of Asian understandings with the first major war won by an Asian power against a European one in modern times My previous understanding was that Japan won decisive naval victories but the result wasn t so obvious at the start and this book grasps interesting trends in Russian and Japanese military organization to provide rich contextual background to the decisions and why they were made throughout the war Very heavy history but of huge [...]

    8. Begins with the surprise attack on the Russian ships at Port Arthur, then goes back to discuss, using a parallel, overlapping structure, the roads that led to war Nice discussions of the politics, especially in Russia and Japan but also in China and, to a lesser extent, Korea Good, well written history of the military and naval actions in the war, with a chapter on the long term implications The writing is clear and easy to follow, but the book could use a lot maps Specifically, a map of the re [...]

    9. This is about as thorough as it gets At times there s a bit detail than I really wanted but overall a pretty easy read Study the Russo Japanese War for a great example of how to effectively integrate the elements of national power in pursuit of a coherent strategy, and how to plan war termination hint begin before the war starts The Japanese got this one exactly right, and then amazingly got it exactly wrong just a few decades later.

    10. First time I ve read anything about the 1904 1905 Russian Japanese War I never realized how much the events of the 20th century were influenced by this and the Asian conflicts of the 19th century Boxer Rebellion, Sino Japanese War.

    11. A very long, very detailed account of a very short war but this readable, fast paced narrative describes how much was packed into this relatively forgotten conflict, one which had major consequences that have carried through to the present era.

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