Human Bullets. A Soldier's Story of Port Arthur.  Tadayoshi Sakurai

Human Bullets. A Soldier's Story of Port Arthur

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By Tadayoshi Sakurai

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Synopsis

The first victory by an Asian power over a European one since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century: that & #39;s why the impact of the Russo-Japanese War, dated 1904-05, was so huge. The great spirit of the Japanese people was a key factor in the victory, helped them to overcome an enemy who was superior in numbers and war technology. Human Bullets was written by Tadyoshi Sakurai, a junior officer in the Japanese campaign against Port Arthur, a free port owned by Russians in China. It & #39;s not only an engaging story of combat and a great source of insights about an immensely influentienal conflict, but also a fascinating introduction to the meanings of the traditional Japanese spirit. Japanese soldiers were in fact the emperor & #39;s human bullets, whose only goal was to strike the enemy despite of self-preservation. A fascinating glimpse into prevailing nationalistic and militaristic attitudes in early-twentieth-century Japan.

Tadayoshi Sakurai

  • Publisher:
  • LBO
  • ISBN:
  • 9788899188573
  • Language:
  • Inglés
  • Size:
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  • Published:
  • July 20, 2015
  • Protection:
  • Sin DRM
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