Episode 166 – The Maelstrom, Part 4

Today, we’re starting a war! The battle for Manchuria begins as Japan and Russia confront each other on land and at sea for the first time. But will the daring Japanese plan to win the war quickly pay off?


Well….kind of.

Listen to the episode here.


Drea, Edward. Japan’s Imperial Army: Its Rise and Fall, 1853-1945. 

Nish, Ian. The Origins of the Russo-Japanese War. 

Nish, Ian. The Russo Japanese War of 1904-05, vol. 1


The surprise attack on Port Arthur on Feb 8, 1904.
Oskar Stark, the Admiral in charge of the Russian Pacific Fleet in February 1904.


A Japanese tactical map of the Battle of Nanshan. Nanshan itself is highlighted in red; Port Arthur is to the South.
The Battle of Nanshan. Japanese troops are in the fore; Russian defenses are in the rear.

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