Fighting Ships of the Far East: Japan and Korea AD 612-1639 v. 2, Stephen Turnbull

Fighting Ships of the Far East: Japan and Korea AD 612-1639 v. 2, Stephen Turnbull

A lovely illustrated book containing many excellent colour plates of various Japanese and Korea warships of the period covered, as well as black and white illustrations and museum photographs. This book covers how the samurai fought at sea, a fascinating and virtually ignored subject area. The very distinctive designs of the Japanese ships almost floating fortresses and the famous Korea Turtle boats are covered in beautiful detail. The only trouble is at 48 pages it just wets the appetite for more and is a great resource for the war gamer and model and a very useful addition to any one interested in the Japanese invasion of Korea in the 16th century. This is one of the best ospreys of its type and a must for anyone interested in medieval Japan.

Note Vol 1 covers Chinese warships of the same period.

Chapters

Fighting Ships and Naval Warfare in Japan and Korea
Techniques and types of Korean ships and shipbuilding
Korean Shipboard armaments
Korean Fighting ships in action
Techniques and types of Japanese ships and shipbuilding
Japanese Shipboard armaments
Japanese Fighting ships in action
Further Reading

 

Author: Stephen Turnbull
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 48
Publisher: Osprey
Year: 2003


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