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    DescriptionOver the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated in the greatest pirate raid of all - Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was the conflict that involved Ming China and almost dragged in Siam. It also led to Korea developing East Asia's most famous warship - the legendary turtle ship, which is described here in full technical detail.

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    Fighting Ships of the Far East: Japan and Korea AD 612-1639 v. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841764788
    ISBN 10: 1841764787

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    Illustrations note
    17 b&w and 24 colour illustrations
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    25 January 2003
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    Author Information
    Stephen Turnbull is the world's leading English language authority on medieval Japan and the samurai. He has travelled extensively in the far east, particularly in Japan and Korea and is the author of 'The Samurai - A Military History' and Men-at-Arms 86: 'Samurai Armies 1550-1615'. Wayne Reynolds was born in Leeds. UK, and attended art college in Middlesborough. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1991 has worked as a professional artist. Wayne has provided illustrations and source material for many gaming companies, creating figures, landscapes and interiors, as well as providing core characterisation. He is perhaps best known though for his work on titles such as '2000AD', 'Slaine', and 'Judge Dredd'. Wayne is also a keen modeller and historical re-enactor.
    Table of contents
    Introduction - Naval warfare in Japan and Korea AD 612-1639 - Korean fighting ships - Korean techniques of Naval warfare - Japanese fighting ships - Japanese naval warfare techniques - Commentary on the colour plates