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

By Stephen Turnbull

Over the centuries, naval kin among Japan and Korea seem to have alternated among peaceable exchange and outright hostility. besides the fact that, this influence might be deceptive, as a lot of what handed for mercantile task used to be in truth 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 used to be the clash that concerned Ming China and virtually dragged in Siam. It additionally resulted in Korea constructing East Asia's most renowned warship: the mythical turtle send, that is defined for the 1st time in complete technical element during this e-book.

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