The Fleet that had to Die - Richard Hough 1969

The Fleet that had to Die - Richard Hough 1969

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"Richard Hough recounts the fleet's extraordinary seven-month journey from the Baltic to the Far East, which eventually became a mission of heroic futility when Port Arthur, and with it the entire Russian Pacific Fleet, fell. As Admiral Rozhestvensky's fleet lumbered through the Straits of Tsushima towards Vladivostok on 27 May 1905, the Japanese, in one of the most crushing naval victories of all time, utterly destroyed the Russian armada. The humiliating and total defeat of Russia was confirmed, giving rise to a new and dynamic superpower in the East

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