Questions tagged [russo-japanese-war]

Use this tag for questions about Russo-Japanese war (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905) fought between Russian Empire and Empire of Japan. For subsequent battles between the two nations during WW-II, use the [world-war-two] tag instead.

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What is known about "Japanese suicide bomb-infantrymen at Port Arthur during the 1904 – 1905 war"?

There's a book review that briefly mentions these as: the case of the Japanese suicide bomb-infantrymen at Port Arthur during the 1904 – 1905 war with Russia. A Reddit answer claims no such stuff ...
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Why was the Red Army successful against the Japanese in 1939 but perform poorly against Finland 1939-40 and early part of WW2?

The Soviet Union's Red Army had great difficulty overcoming the vastly outnumbered Finns in the 1939-40 Winter War, and suffered disastrous defeats in the early stages of the German invasion in World ...
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What did the Baltic Fleet do in Reval in 1904 and when was it there?

I noticed, in @Schwern's answer that the 1904-1905 journey of the Baltic Fleet is cited as having started in (modern Tallinn). This doesn't make much sense as to the best of my knowledge Reval/Tallinn ...
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What made the Russian Navy suspect Japanese torpedo boats were in North Sea in 1904?

I'm finding several references that during the Russia - Japanese war of 1904/1905 that the Russians had intelligence that suggested the Japanese either had torpedo boats present in the North Sea or ...
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Could the Russian fleet go via northern route to Port Arthur instead of via Cape of Good Hope?

Was there a route via the north of Russia that Admiral Rozhestvensky could have passed (maybe during the summer months) instead of the seven month odyssey of going through Cape of Good Hope around ...
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