The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major
power on the world stage. Watched by the rest of the world's superpowers, this incredibly violent war was disastrous for the
Russians who, despite their superior numbers, were defeated by the Japanese underdogs in a spectacular fashion. The key technical
elements of firepower, protection, maneuverability and communications for each side are covered in detail and accompanied
by first-hand accounts and specially commissioned artwork to explain and illustrate this historically significant duel.