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By autumn 1904 the Russo-Japanese war had been raging for six months. Routed in Manchuria, the Russians decided to strike back. In October 1904, their Baltic fleet, a haphazard armada of some fifty outdated and illequipped men-of-war, led by a burnt-out neurotic and manned by 10,000 reluctant and badly trained sailors, set sail for the East. Their plan was to unite with the Pacific squadron, then trapped in Port Arthur, on the Chinese Liaoning peninsula, and crush the 'yellow monkeys' of Admiral Togo. This is the story of ...

The Fleet That Had to Die 2009, Birlinn, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9781841580449

Trade paperback

The Fleet That Had to Die 2004, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781843410157


The Fleet That Had to Die 1969, New English Library Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780450003479

New edition