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'This stalwart fellow of five lands and two seas': The Life of Fukushima Yasumasa

Boyd, J.G. (2011) 'This stalwart fellow of five lands and two seas': The Life of Fukushima Yasumasa. War & Society, 30 (3). pp. 177-188.

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Although known primarily for his lone horseback ride from Berlin to Vladivostok in 1892–93, Fukushima Yasumasa's career encompassed more than just this one remarkable ride. Born in 1852, Fukushima was caught up in the 1867 civil war, before beginning a military career that took him to almost all corners of the globe. In addition to his service during the 1894–95 Sino-Japanese and 1904–05 Russo-Japanese Wars, Fukushima played an important part in the development of Anglo-Japanese and Japanese-Mongolian relations in the early twentieth century, an aspect of his career that has been largely overlooked. This article re-examines Fukushima's career.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Copyright: © 2011 School of Humanities & Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales
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