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The impact of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904and#8211;5 was incalculable. It was the first victory by an Asian power over a European one since the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century. Japanese victory was ascribed to the "spirit" of the Japanese people, which helped their soldiers to overcome superior numbers and technology. A fascinating glimpse into prevailing nationalistic and militaristic attitudes in early-twentieth-century Japan, Human Bullets is also an engaging story of combat and an excellent source of insights about a relatively obscure but immensely influential conflict.
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Tadyoshi Sakurai was a junior officer in the Japanese campaign against Port Arthur, Russiaand#8217;s ice-free port in China. His account is an interesting introduction to the concept of yamato-damashii, or "traditional Japanese spirit." This spirit was something greater than mere high morale. Japanese soldiers were the emperorand#8217;s "human bullets." Like bullets, they were unconcerned with victory, comfort, or self-preservation, existing only to strike the enemy.

About the Author

This long-overlooked, classic memoir of the Japanese military is introduced by Roger J. Spiller, the George C. Marshall Professor of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Spiller is the general editor of Dictionary of American Military Biography and Combined Arms in Action since 1939.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803292666
Introduction:
Spiller, Roger J.
Author:
Sakurai, Tadayoshi
Translator:
Honda, Masujiro
Author:
Sakurai, Tadyoshi
Author:
Spiller, Roger J.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Russo-japanese war, 1904-1905
Subject:
Siege, 1904-1905
Subject:
Lèushun
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Lèushun (China) History Siege, 1904-1905.
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.75 lb

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