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  The Great Battle of Mukden - Half the Russian Army Lost
The slaughter has been infinitely greater than in any battle in the past, though the actual results achieved are perhaps smaller than those accomplished by the German army at Metz and Sedan in 1870.
The crossing of the river by the Japanese was accomplished just in the nick of time, as the ice was softeninig rapidly, and pontoons were used for conveying the guns across the river.
It is estimated that the total number of troops on both sides engaged in the battle was 850,000, as compared with 460,000 at Liaoyang, and 580,000 at the battle of the Sha-ho.
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  Battle of Mukden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Mukden, the last major land battle of the Russo-Japanese War, was fought from 20 February to 10 March 1905 between Japan and Russia near Mukden in Manchuria.
Following the Battle of Liaoyang (24 August 1904 to 4 September 1904), Russian forces retreated to the river Sha Ho south of Mukden and regrouped.
A second Russian counter-offensive, the Battle of Sandepu, fought from (25 January 1905 to 29 January 1905) was likewise unsuccessful.
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 Mukden - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Four or five miles to the east of the town stands the Fu-ling or "happy tomb," where the remains of Nurhachu rest, the outer 1 Al Mul-addasi ="the Jerusalemite." gates of which are adorned with a green majolica representation of an imperial dragon.
The Emperor K'ien lung (1726-1796) wrote a poem on Mukden, which was translated into French by Pere Amiot and attracted the attention of Voltaire.
During the Russo-Japanese War in 1905 some of the heaviest fighting took place before Mukden, what is known as the "battle of Mukden" covering operations from the 19th of February till the Japanese occupied Mukden on the 10th of March and the Russians retreated northward on the 12th.
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 Battle of Tsushima - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia
The Battle of Tsushima (Japanese: 対馬海戦, tsushima-kaisen, Russian: Цусимское сражение), commonly known as the “Sea of Japan Naval Battle” (Japanese: 日本海海戦, nihonkai-kaisen) in Japan and the “Battle of the Tsushima Straits” elsewhere, was the last and most decisive sea battle of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905.
The conflict proved that the big gun of 12 inches ruled the seas during battles (prior to the aircraft carrier), and not the mixed batteries of different sizes.
At the battle of Tsushima Admiral Togo was the officer commanding in Mikasa (the other divisions being commanded by Vice Admirals, Rear Admirals, Commodores and Captains and Commanders for the destroyer divisions).
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 A Winter of Discontent
At the Battle of Mukden, the Russians fielded an army of some 330,000 men against a Japanese force of nearly 270,000 in the largest military engagement in any war of the nineteenth century, including the American Civil War.
Reports from the battles at Port Arthur and Mukden clearly demonstrated the lethality of modern warfare and foreshadowed the combined effects of hand grenades, mortars, machine guns, and field artillery in World War I. In the two weeks of fighting, an estimated 53,000 Russian troops were either killed or wounded with another 40,000 taken prisoner.
The Japanese Imperial Army thoroughly spent its energy at the Battle of Mukden and the consensus opinion from the lowest to the highest ranks in the field and among the leadership in Tokyo was that there was little hope Japan could recover quickly from this state of exhaustion.
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 Mukden, Battle of
Mukden, Battle Of Japanese victory over the Russians during the Russo-Japanese War, February–March 1905, outside Mukden (now called Shenyang), capital city of Manchuria.
This was the last major battle of the war – the Russian defeat finally persuaded the tsar to accept US mediation in June 1905.
The Russians began a general retreat in a series of hard-fought rearguard actions which soon deteriorated into a total collapse; Mukden was evacuated by 10 March and the Russians fell back to the north.
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Tannenberg, 1914
Meanwhile, General Hermann von Francois's I Corps were transported by rail to the far southwest to meet the left wing of Samsonov's Second Army.
Having engaged - unsuccessfully - the heavily entrenched German XX Corps the previous day, 24 August, at the Battle of Orlau-Frankenau, Samsonov had noted what he took to be a general German withdrawal to Tannenberg and beyond.
Such was the lustre of the victory - combined with later albeit lesser successes at the First and Second Battles of the Masurian Lakes, that Hindenburg later replaced Erich von Falkenhayn as German Chief of Staff, bringing with him to Berlin Ludendorff as his quartermaster general.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/tannenberg.htm   (1516 words)

  
 Mukden - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), Mukden was the site of the Battle of Mukden from on 19 February -10 March 1905.
Following the Japanese victory, the Japanese concession at Mukden was one of the chief bases for Japanese economic expansion into southern Manchuria.
In the 1920s, Mukden was the capital of the warlord Chang Tso-lin, who was killed when his train was blown up near Mukden at a Japanese-guarded railway bridge.
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 Aftermath
The cost of this, the greatest battle of the war was high.
The result was the Battle of Tsushima, and the destruction of the Russian fleet.
It was still simmering on at the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, and during the battle of Tannenburg could have had much to do with Rennenkampf’s dilatory behaviour when he failed to move rapidly to the support of Samsonov’s army which was about to be surrounded and destroyed.
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 von Rennenkampf, Pavel-Georges Karlovich
He actively commanded a division-size flank force during the Battle of the Scha Ho, and a corps equivalent force during the Battle of Mukden.
He was victorious at the Battle of Gumbinnen, but suffered defeat at the Battle of the Masurian Lakes.
General von Rennenkampf was relieved of command of the army after the Battle of Lodz on 28 November 1914, and soon afterwards retired from the army.
www.russojapanesewar.com /Rennen.html   (881 words)

  
 Battle of Tannenberg (1914) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Tannenberg in 1914 was a decisive engagement between the Russian Empire and the German Empire in the first days of The Great War, fought by the Russian First and Second Armies and the German Eighth Army between August 17 and September 2, 1914.
The battle is notable particularly for a number of rapid movements of complete corps by train, allowing the single German Army to present a single front to both Russian Armies.
The entirety of the Allied battle plan prior to the opening of the war had been based on France and the United Kingdom simply checking the German Armies in the west while the huge Russian Armies could be organized and brought to the front.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Tannenberg_(1914)   (2768 words)

  
 Battle of Mukden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Battle of Mukden was the last major land battle of the Russo-Japanese War, fought from February 20 to March 10, 1905 between Japan and Russia near Mukden in Manchuria.
The preceding Battle of Liaoyang (August 24, 1904 – September 4, 1904) forced the Russians to retreat to the river Sha Ho near Mukden.
The Battle opened with the Japanese 5th army attacking the left flank of the Russian forces on February 20.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The outcome here even encouraged Kuropatkin in the belief that the battle was going his way- ^ It is necessary, in recording the story of the battle, to leave Kuroki, still fighting in vain to take Fushun and open the road to the Russian rear, and to record events on other parts of the field.
The battle of Mukden was, in fact, four battles in one.
The second battle within the battle of Mukden was fought between the centre armies and focussed in the beginning of the conflict at Lone Tree, or Putiloff Hill, just east of the railroad, forty-five miles south of Mukden.
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 WWII Battles
In the Pacific it began on September 18th, 1931 with Japan's invasion of Mukden, China.
As an educational service, Moore’s Marauders will be providing concise histories featuring articles from well known historians of the war’s most significant campaigns and battles.
Battles and Offensives of the Second World War
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 Tsushima: The Sound of the Guns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Operationally, this contest at Shaho was the precursor to an even larger battle at Mukden in February and March 1905, toward the end of a bitter Siberian winter.
As their battle lines collapsed, Russian soldiers rioted as they witnessed wagons hauling chests of regimental silver, officers' braided uniforms, and even pianos away from the front, while thousands of wounded and sickened Russian troops were left to die in the trenches.
The Battle of Mukden was, at that time, the largest battle ever waged in human history.
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 Military History Online
The Battle of Tsushima marked the change of the balance of power in the Pacific in the early 20th century.
The land campaign began in earnest then, culminating in a major Japanese victory at the Battle of Mukden, considered by some historians to be the first 'modern' battle; more than 400,000 Japanese and 350,000 Russian troops participated and there were in excess of 200,000 casualties.
On the afternoon of 27 May, 1905, the Russians joined battle deployed in a line running from south-south-west to north-north-east; the Japanese fleet from west-north-east.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /russojapanese/articles/tsushima.aspx   (1648 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The myth of the Battle of Muhlberg glorifies Charles V as the invincible military leader in the medieval sense of the ideal of the knight.
The Battle of Mukden took place between 21 February and 10 March 1905.
Until the massive battles of World War I, this clash involved the greatest number of land troops of any battle in history.
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 Battle of Liaoyang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Liaoyang (August 24 - September 4, 1904) was one of the major land battles of the Russo-Japanese War.
The battle began on 25 August 1904, with the 158,000 strong Russian armies, attempting to turn the flanks of the Japanese First, Second and Third Armies totaling 125,000 men.
The dearly-won Japanese victory at Liaoyang and the fall of Port Arthur shortly thereafter contributed to the major Russian defeat the next year at the Battle of Mukden, which in turn helped start the Revolution of 1905.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Liaoyang   (393 words)

  
 Most Devastating Battle - History Forum
The only other battles with such huge losses would be those fought by Alexander, due to the vast numbers of the Persian army.
I wouldn't count any of the WWII "battles" as such, because in modern warfare a "battle" is not a single event, but a whole campaign.
But before the world wars the largest land battle ever fought (with very high casualties too) was the battle of Mukden in 1905.
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 Russo-Japanese War
Russia lost battles at Fuhsien and Liaoyang in the summer, but began receiving troops over the Trans-Siberian Railroad and counterattacked in the fall.
From late February through early March, the two forces committed over one-half million men at the battle of Mukden with both suffering heavy casualties.
Mukden, the last major land battle of the war, was followed by the decisive naval Battle of Tsushima in May 1905.
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 The Russo-Japanese War: First Army, published by Kazumasa Ogawa, 1906
The English text section traces the Operations of the Japanese First Army from the Occupation of Cheng-Ju in March of 1904 through the battle of Mukden ending in April of 1905.
Battle of the Sha-Ho, Oct 10 - Oct 15, 1905
In general the images show battles in progress, important locations, key terrain, key figures (both Japanese and enemy), captured ordnance and munitions, troops in combat and at rest, prisoners of war, first aid stations and hospitals, ships and military equipment and an occasional dead horse.
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 Russo-Japanese War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A series of indecisive naval engagements followed, in which the Japanese were unable to attack the Russian fleet successfully under the land guns of the harbor and the Russians declined to leave the harbor for the open seas, especially after the death of Admiral Makarov on April 13.
On May 1, the Battle of the Yalu River, in which Japanese troops stormed a Russian position after an unopposed crossing of the river, was the first major land battle of the war.
These battles, including the Battle of Nanshan on May 25, were marked by heavy Japanese losses attacking entrenched Russian positions, but the Russians remained passive and failed to counterattack.
russo-japanese-war.iqnaut.net   (1398 words)

  
 TopFoto Gallery - Russo-Japanese War
Russian officer driven mad during the battle of Mukden (Shenyang) 19 February - 10 March 1905.
Russian cruiser foundering at the Battle of Cehmulpo, 9 February 1904.
Admiral Togo, victor of the Battle of the Sea of Japan, visiting the defeated Russian Admiral Rozhestvensky in hospital.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
532 THE BATTLE OF MUKDEN less directly involved than the others in the Mukden debacle, and with greater freedom of manoeuvre in retreat, made his way north in fair order, and his army preserved to the last an appearance of organised force.
By March 12 the Russian rearguards were twenty-six miles north of Mukden, and, marching on to Tiding, endeavoured to regain cohesion before the enemy reappeared.
On March 15 the heads of the Japanese advanced guards engaged Linievitch's troops on the ridges south of Tieling, and began a flanking movement westward of the Liau, whereupon the Russians abandoned this important point, which passed into Japanese hands at 12.20 a.m.
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 Russo-Japanese War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A series of indecisive naval engagements followed, in which the Admiral Togo was unable to attack the Russian fleet successfully as it was protected by the land guns of the harbor and the Russians declined to leave the harbor for the open seas, especially after the death of Admiral Stepan Osipovich Makarov on 13 April.
On 1 May 1904, the Battle of the Yalu River, in which Japanese troops stormed a Russian position after an unopposed crossing of the river, was the first major land battle of the war.
The Battle of Mukden commenced at the end of February.
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 China - The Russo-Japanese War
In this, the greatest battle of the campaign thus far, 400,000 men were engaged, the Japanese, as usual, having a considerable majority.
The greatest battle of this latest war, the Battle of Mukden was in some respects the greatest in modern history.
Without signals' from their commander the vessels of the whole fleet fought or fled or perished separately; of 18,000 men, 1,000 escaped and 3,000 were made prisoners.
www.oldandsold.com /articles27n/chinese-history-28.shtml   (3554 words)

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