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  • WITH THE COSSACKS: BEING THE STORY OF AN IROSHMAN WHO RODE WITH THE COSSACKS THROUGHOUT THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR
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WITH THE COSSACKS: BEING THE STORY OF AN IROSHMAN WHO RODE WITH THE COSSACKS THROUGHOUT THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR

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Naval Military Press 2004 Paperback 392 pages Photos & a map.

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The 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War was hardly Russia’s finest military hour and its humbling at the hands of the rising Japanese set the scene for the 1905 revolution - a rehearsal for 1917. This is the story as its sub-title indicates of the war as seen by an outside observer - an Irish correspondent for the ‘New York Herald’ newspaper - (still in the hands of the legendary James Gordon Bennett - the man who sent Henry Morton Stanley to find Dr Livingstone) - who accompanied the Cossacks Russia’s fierce horse-soldiers under General Mischenko throughout the campaign. With more than a hint of ‘Boys Own Paper’ swagger McCullagh takes his readers through the war’s main battles from Mukden to the fall of Port Arthur. after which he and his Russian comrades fall into the hands of the victorious Japanese. The book concludes with an eerily accurate prophecy of coming Japanese supremacy in Asia - and also of their decline. ‘Success will bring satiety...time and wealth and factory servitude the great corroders of all martial virtue will gradually take the fine edge from off their valour’.

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Author McCullagh, F.
Publisher Naval Military Press
ISBN 9781845741365
Date of Publication 2004
Edition Reprint of 1906 Original Edition
Binding Paperback
Book Size N/A
Number of pages 392
Images Photos & a map
Language English Text
SKU MBN13971

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