The Imperial Japanese Navy (Classic Reprint)

The Imperial Japanese Navy (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Imperial Japanese Navy I am neither pro-japanese nor pro-russian. As I write, disaster is thick upon the Russian Fleet, and to many close friends in it go those sympathies which, had things been the other way about, would have gone as surely to the Japanese Fleet. To write this book without bias has been my special aim; and in view of the enthusiastic admiration which the Japanese Fleet is now evoking in the anglo-saxon world, I have especially tried not to be blind to such defects as the Japanese Navy may exhibit. This, however, is obvious in the body of the book, and needs no mention here, any more than reference is required in this Preface to the courage and skill which Japanese sailors have shown. Portions of some of the chapters have, in some form or other, appeared in the Engineer, Daily Chronicle, Daily Mail, Fortnightly Review, Collier's Weekly, or Forum. To the editors of these papers I desire to make the usual acknowledgments. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 576g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243083289
  • 9780243083282