Fighting Ships of the Far East, Volume 2: Japan and Korea, AD 612-1639

By Stephen Turnbull

Over the centuries, naval family among Japan and Korea seem to have alternated among peaceable alternate and outright hostility. in spite of the fact that, this effect could be deceptive, as a lot of what handed for mercantile job was once in reality carried out via eastern pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a lasting culture that culminated within the maximum pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This was once the clash that concerned Ming China and nearly dragged in Siam. It additionally ended in Korea constructing East Asia's most renowned warship: the mythical turtle send, that is defined for the 1st time in complete technical aspect during this booklet.

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