Siberia, Japan & WWI

by Edward Rasmussen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 94
ISBN : 9781425743475

About the Book

Starting with the l3 period of Mongol domination, the story of Siberia continues through the period of Russian expansion, leading to relations with Japan that were only temporarily interrupted by the Russo Japanese War. This all changed with the Bolshevik Revolution, the Allied Intervention of 1918 and successive incidents, ending with the final withdrawal of Japanese troops in 1925.

This history is enlivened with the stories of individual men and women swept up in these events, much of them drawn from Japanese accounts not previously available in English.

About the Author

During W W II, 1st Lt. Edward Rasmussen served in Military Intelligence as a translator o f J ap anese at Washington Document C enter. After the war, he resumed his career as insurance broker. In time, he increasingly served as insurance consultant to Japanese corporations doing business in the U.S. Since retirement, he writes military history and does translation for other military historians. His recent book, “Hell’s Anvil, the Forging of a Fanatic Fighter,” is available from Xlibris Corp. Based on his translation of a Japanese platoon leader’s journal of fighting on Luzon, P.1., it includes eyewitness accounts of the action from the American side.