031: The Ruler of the East

A period Japanese wood block print of Japanese destroyers attacking the Russian Pacific Squadron at Port Arthur.
A period Japanese wood block print of Japanese destroyers attacking the Russian Pacific Squadron at Port Arthur.

This week, we examine the run-up to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. We look at the emerging rivalry between Russia and Japan following the Boxer Uprising, Japan’s surprise attack on Port Arthur, and the opening weeks of the war.

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Playlist:

Fanfare

Opening Theme

“God Save the Tsar”
Composed in 1833 by Alexei Lvov. Public domain.
Public domain recording. Source.

1812 Overture
Composed in 1880 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Public domain.
Performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing Theme

 

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