By Felix Patrikeeff
This e-book explores the nexus among railways and the Russo-Japanese battle (1904-05) - the 1st smooth warfare, and one during which the railways performed a key part.
Felix Patrikeeff and Harry Shukman learn a few of the key dimensions of the Russo-Japanese warfare, such a lot particularly how uncomfortably technological and human dimensions of Russia’s conflict attempt interleaved through the clash. They exhibit how benefits that may were equipped upon have been squandered, blunt conventional kinds and behavior have been utilized in politically tortuous contexts, and technological side negated through the inner turmoil of a rustic not able to tame a means of modernization.
Illustrating the important function railways performed within the Russo-Japanese struggle, normally thought of to be the 1st sleek, technological clash and a precursor to the 1st international warfare, Railways and the Russo-Japanese War will attract scholars of the Russo-Japanese struggle, Russian historical past, army historical past and foreign heritage in general.
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Extra resources for Railways and the Russo-Japanese War: Transporting War
Changed too were the social dimensions of the settlements. The railway quickly created a strongly multicultural flavour in settlements and territory associated with the lines and stations. Those who travelled on the new railway felt the strangeness of the ethnic mixes that appeared at the stations en route: One detects a new type among the crowds at the stations, – flat faces, round eyes, square thickset bodies. Here on the borderland, the old race has fused with the Slav and has become metamorphised.
21 Subtly, the horse was overtaken by the train, which could carry large numbers of men quickly, and complete with substantial supplies, depositing them in problem areas relatively fresh for combat with enemy troops or enforcing local internal order. And despite the fact that the broader penetration of territory beyond the immediate railway zone was still clearly dependent on mounted troops, the appearance of the situation suggested otherwise: a new age had dawned for military technology in the East.
However, a further major concern for Witte was how to maintain the integrity of a region in which Russia had a growing interest. This was displayed in his reflections on the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki and the earlier-mentioned cession of Port Arthur and Liaotung Peninsula to Japan. ‘This agreement’, Witte wrote, ‘appeared to me as being unfavourable to the interests of Russia. ’52 The answer came six days after the signing of the treaty, when the Triple Alliance, comprising Russia, France and Germany, Downloaded by [INFLIBNET Centre] at 07:31 29 August 2012 Russian context and Manchurian setting 23 made a dramatic intervention in Sino-Japanese affairs.
Railways and the Russo-Japanese War: Transporting War by Felix Patrikeeff