By John Keegan
The acclaimed writer of The Face of conflict examines facilities of clash in a number of assorted societies and cultures.
"Keegan is right away the main readable and the main unique of residing army historians . . . A heritage of war might be the main extraordinary learn of struggle that has but been written." --The ny occasions publication overview.
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On January 31, the tsar learned that the cruiser Boyarin had also hit a mine—this time a Russian one— and sunk. The navy appeared terribly unprepared for war. This was exceptionally disheartening. If Russia had a national pet, it was its navy. By 1904, the Russian navy was two centuries old. It had been built by Nicholas II’s ancestor, Tsar Peter the Great, virtually from scratch. In his efforts to catch up with the rest of Europe in the 1690s, he understood that he did not have a chance unless he supplied his country with a modern fleet.
Even the most minor decisions had to be approved by Admiralty in St. Petersburg. The naval bureaucracy repressed initiative. It stole. It lied. It cheated. People could be promoted to high rank just because they looked imposing or cultivated the right grand duchess. In 1904, Russia had 100 admirals. England, with the biggest fleet in the world, had 69, France had 53, Germany had 9. Many Russian admirals had never been to sea as captains. More than one-third had not been to sea for more than ten years.
Characteristically, he kept this secret from his foreign minister. ” The tsar probably felt reassured. In any case, it was high time to send reinforcements to Port Arthur. A detachment of ships—the battleship Oslyabya and the cruisers Aurora and Dmitri Donskoi—led by Admiral Virenius was hastily dispatched to the Far East. By January 1904 they were in the Red Sea. There they met two brand-new Japanese cruisers—the Nishin and the Kasuga. The Nishin and the Kasuga had a story behind them. They had been bought by Japan from Argentina.
A History of Warfare by John Keegan