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A. KVITKA, COLONEL. Diary of a Transbaikal Cossack / Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905

With 160 illustrations in and out of the text from the author’s photographs and drawings. Maps and Plans Colonel A. Kvitka. Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Paris, 1908. In French. 403 pp. with a large folding map “Manchurian Campaign 1904-1905” at the end of the book. 28,5 x 20,5 x 4 cm The Russo-Japanese war told by an officer serving in the Cossacks. A major conflict at the beginning of the 20th century, the Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 - 5 September 1905), which pitted Russia against Japan, ended with the latter’s victory, enshrined in the Treaty of Portsmouth. In military terms, this conflict foreshadowed the wars of the 20th century and had considerable political consequences.
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