Red Sun Rising The Siege of Port Arthur Author:Reginald Hargreaves The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, fought in the territory of Manchuria and its adjacent waters, was the first conflict in which an Eastern nation turned the weapons and military techniques of the Occident agains a Western power -and won. It also marked the beginning of the end for Czarist Russia. And as Reginald Hargreaves points out in this ... more »account of the conflict, Japan's victory fanned to new life the banked fires of anti-Westernism which had long been smoldering in the Orient. Moreover, the techniques employed at Port Arthur foreshadowed the deadly trench warfare of 1914-18.
This account of the siege of Port Arthur is both brilliantly clear and intensely exciting, and the author not only deals with strategic considerations and tactical methods, but also contributes a number of dramatic battle narratives. And believing the maxim that "man is the principal instrument of war", he contributes memorable character sketches of the various commanders on both sides who were responsible for the conduct of the battle.
Red Sun Rising should stand for some time as the outstanding account of a great battle, the political implications of which were far-reaching.
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