Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 – Battle of Tsushima DOCUMENTARY

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905 – Battle of Tsushima DOCUMENTARY

The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 changed
the history of warfare forever, ushering in a new era of conflicts in which naval battles
became central to the fate of the struggle. Its ending had long-term consequences, becoming
another factor that made the first and the second world wars inevitable. In this video,
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time! In 1868 Japan entered a modernization period
called the Meiji Restoration. In the same year the Imperial Japanese Navy was formed,
showing that Japan was now vying for naval dominance in the region. Lacking industrial
capacity, Japan relied on Britain in the development of a modern navy.
European superpower Russia was also eager to increase its presence in the Pacific. It
had strong navies in the Baltic and Black seas, but lacked a base in the East. In 1860
Russia acquired Vladivostok from China and turned it into a naval base in 1871. Russia
also started building the Trans-Siberian Railroad to link Moscow with Vladivostok in 1891. And
although Vladivostok was in a prime position to exert naval power, it wasn’t a warm water
port, which Russia desperately needed. Meanwhile, China, which was reeling from defeats
at the hands of the European powers, bought two battleships from Germany in 1885. That
threatened Japan, as it lacked financial resources to acquire its own. In 1893 Japan ordered
two battleships from Britain, but the war between China and Japan erupted in 1894, so
Japan had to rely on its cruisers. To the shock of the entire world, Japan won
the war in less than a year, managing to destroy one of the Chinese battleships and capturing
another. The Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895 transferred Korea into the Japanese sphere
of influence, while China had to pay war reparations and also ceded control of Taiwan and the Liaodong
Peninsula to Japan. The latter was crucial, as this peninsula was home to the strategically
crucial naval base of Port Arthur. Control over this port solidified Japanese power in
the Yellow sea. Russia couldn’t allow this and enlisted
diplomatic support from France and Germany. All three threatened Japan with war in what
was later called the Triple Intervention. The Russian battleship Nikolai I steamed towards
the Japanese port of Nagasaki, and as Japan still had no battleships, it was forced to
relinquish control of Liaodong and Port Arthur. A year later Russia secured a 25-year lease
on this territory from China and finally gained a warm water port.
Japan was humiliated and that created strong revanchist desires. Four more battleships
were ordered from Britain. Both sides participated in the quelling of the Boxer rebellion in
China, but that made the situation worse, as Russia increased its military presence
in Manchuria, and Japan considered it a threat. Other European powers were wary of the increased
Russian presence in Asia, especially Britain, which entered an alliance with Japan in 1902.
All that made the war inevitable. By 1903 Japan created a fleet based at Sasebo with
six battleships, 10 cruisers and 40 destroyers. Meanwhile Russia had seven battleships, eight
cruisers and 25 destroyers at Port Arthur. At this point we should mention the absolute
importance of the battleships. It was expected that the naval conflicts of this period would
be decided by these engines of war. Unlike Japan, Russia was able to build its own battleships,
yet the technology used was mostly British, French and German, so neither side had a clear
technological advantage and a duel between battleships would boil down to the experience
and talent of the officers and crews. Ironically, this war would the first and the last naval
conflict decided by battleships, as in a decade submarines and airpower would change the balance
of power yet again. In 1904 Japan demanded that Russia demilitarize
Manchuria. Russia refused and on February 6th Japan severed diplomatic relations. Tsar
Nikolai immediately ordered the commander of the fleet at Port Arthur, Admiral Stark,
to not fire the first shots, so that Japan would be seen as the aggressor. On February
8th Japan declared war, however, according to Russian sources, the declaration reached
Petersburg on the next day, so Russia considered the attack on the 8th to be in violation of
the rules of war. Commander of the Japanese fleet, admiral Togo,
knew that he needed to neutralize the Russian fleet at Port Arthur as soon as possible,
as the Russian fleets in the Baltic and Black seas would be able to reach the Asian theatre
in 4 months. Conversely Russian strategy was deliberately passive, as they just needed
to defend around Port Arthur and wait for the reinforcements.
On the night of February 8th Togo made his first move. At midnight his destroyers closed
in and launched torpedoes against the Russian battleships. Two of them – Tsesarevich [tsehsuh’revich]
and Retvizan received heavy damage and were towed to be repaired.
Togo hoped that the Russians were now panicking and at noon on the 9th moved his fleet within
range. Unfortunately for him, the Russians were ready and his ships were fired upon by
both the enemy ships and the coastal batteries. His ships were not able to withstand that
and 20 minutes later he ordered them to turn back.
The Blockade of Port Arthur had begun. On March 7 Admiral Stark was replaced by Admiral
Makarov. Togo decided to try a new tactic: On March 22 two of his battleships were sent
to the south-west side of the Liaodong Peninsula, where they could not be seen by Russian coastal
batteries and started bombarding the enemy fleet, dealing some damage before the Russians
managed to relocate their batteries and fired back.
Meanwhile the situation on land changed, as Japanese troops were now in the striking distance
of Port Arthur, so Togo needed to seal it off to prevent the escape of the Russian navy.
On April 12th Japanese destroyers placed 50 mines close to the harbor mouth. Makarov spotted
them and attempted a sortie with 2 battleships and 4 cruisers. This was an ambush, as suddenly
5 of Togo’s battleships appeared from the mist and opened fire at the Russians, and
the latter had to head back to the safety of the port. However, the battleship Petropavlovsk
[petra’pavlofsk] struck a mine and sank, along with Makarov. Another battleship – Pobieda
– also hit a mine, but was able to make it into the port. Untested rear admiral Vitgeft
was appointed the new commander. His approach was more passive and that allowed
the Japanese to land an army to the northeast of Port Arthur on May 5th, basically cutting
the Russians off. Togo resumed skirmishes and in response Vitgeft started mining off
possible bombardment positions. That worked out, as on May 15th Japanese battleships Hatsuse
and Yashima struck mines and sunk. In June the Russians finally repaired Retvizan,
Tsesarevich and Pobieda. They needed to break out in order to get to Vladivostok and on
June 23rd, the whole squadron sailed out of the harbor. Togo couldn’t allow the Russians
to escape. Initially his squadron moved parallel to the Russians out of the firing range, but
gradually closed the distance and started a long-range duel. Although Vitgeft had the
numbers on his side, he ordered his ships to sail back to port.
Despite all the attempts to delay the Japanese land forces, by August 7th they were shelling
Port Arthur’s harbor, damaging Retvizan yet again. Finally, on the 10th a direct order
from the Tsar forced Vitgeft to attempt another escape to Vladivostok. Togo was not prepared
for this, as part of his navy was assisting the ground campaign.
Still over the next few hours Togo managed to build up his fleet. In the battle that
would be later be known as the battle of the yellow sea, Japanese used their cruisers as
they would do with the battleships, closing in fast in order to use the smaller caliber
guns. Togo crossed the T multiple times despite enemy fire, maximizing the use of his guns.
All the Russian battleships were damaged and Vitgeft was forced to return to Port Arthur,
covered by the dramatic charge of Retvizan. In December Japanese land troops captured
the hill overlooking the city, and started firing directly towards the Russian ships.
Most of them were sunk. On January 2nd 1905 the city fell and the majority of the Russian
Pacific navy was gone. Meanwhile, in May of 1904 the Russians decided
to send two more squadrons from the Baltic and Black seas in order to help the Pacific
fleet. The new fleet commanded by Rozhestvensky managed to depart in October and was in Indochina
by May of 1905. Rozhestvensky had 7 old and 4 new battleships, alongside 6 cruisers and
9 destroyers. His plan was to move directly to Vladivostok via the Tsushima straits. That
gave Togo ample opportunity to repair his ships at Masan and place his radio equipped
scout ships in a fashion that would allow him to learn about the inevitable Russian
counter attack. By the time the Second Pacific Squadron reached
the battle scene it was in poor condition. On top of their low morale, the Russians did
not have an opportunity to perform proper maintenance on their ships.
On the night of May 26th, 1905, the Russian fleet attempted to pass the Tsushima strait
in a thick fog, but was detected by the Japanese. At 04:55 am Captain Narukawa of the Shinano
Maru sent a wireless message to Togo, head of the Japanese Navy and informed him about
the Russian fleet nearby. This was a new technology at the time and it enabled the Japanese to
block the Russians very quickly. At 13:49 the engagement began. The Japanese Combined
Fleet consisted of 5 battleships, 26 cruisers, 21 destroyers and 43 torpedo boats.
The Russians started firing on the leading Japanese battleship Mikasa, but the Japanese
response on the flagship Knyaz Suvorov [K’nyaz SU’vorofv] was more precise. By 14:45 Admiral
Togo was able to cross the Russian T. This meant that the Japanese fleet was in a perpendicular
position to the northward moving Russian Fleet, allowing him to fire broadsides, while the
Russians could only reply with their forward turrets. This was possible due to superior
speed of the Japanese ships, which could sustain 15 knots, while the Russian ships were able
to reach only 14 knots in short bursts. In the first hour of the battle the Japanese
were able to sink the battleship Oslyabya [Os’lyabia] and significantly damage two
others. Another battleship tried to break through
towards Vladivostok. Admiral Togo maneuvered to change the engaged side. Part of his fleet
took a course away from the Russian fleet and then turned around to fire on the left
side of the Russian ships, which enabled the Japanese ships to have the same firepower
as in the beginning of the battle. At the same time the battleship Borodino, leading
the Russian column, approached the Russian cruisers protecting the transports. Cruiser
Aurora, legendary for its later role in the Russian revolution was among them. Aurora
was able to survive the fierce Japanese attack. After 3 hours of heavy battle the line of
the Russian fleet was broken and disorganized. Rozhestvensky was heavily injured and surrendered
command to Rear Admiral Nebogatov [nee’bo’ga’tov]. He wouldn’t know about this until an hour
later. The Japanese fleet took a parallel course
with the Russians and managed to cross the Russian T again. Within 20 minutes of this
engagement two Russian battleships were sunk. The Russian fleet was devastated and the battle
was effectively over. But Admiral Togo aimed for complete victory over Russians in the
Pacific, and thus sought to continue to chase the remainder of the Russian fleet aiming
to reach Vladivostok. 21 destroyers and 37 torpedo boats were employed
to achieve complete victory over the Russians. Destroyers attacked the Russian vanguard,
while the torpedo boats attacked from the east and south of the Russian fleet. The Japanese
were able to surround the Russians and cause panic among their ranks. The night attacks
had put a great strain on the Russians, as they had lost two battleships and two armoured
cruisers, while the Japanese had only lost three torpedo boats.
In the morning of May 28th Rear Admiral Nebogatov ordered the six remaining ships under his
command to surrender. Japan was able to succeed in the Battle of
Tsushima thanks to its more evolved gunnery, faster pace and better use of the wireless
telegraph, along with tactical superiority. Russia suffered a heavy defeat with a loss
of all its battleships and most of its cruisers and destroyers, while the Japanese Navy lost
only 3 torpedo boats. The Russians lost 4,380 killed and 5,917 captured, including two admirals,
while Japan lost 117 men. The Battle of Tsushima effectively ended the
Russo-Japanese war in favour of Japan. For the first time in a very long period an Asian
power defeated a European powerhouse. This weakened the prestige of the Russian Empire,
which was one of the key triggers of the Russian revolution in 1905. Meanwhile, Japan solidified
its place as a force to be reckoned with in the Pacific and Far East. Thank you for watching our video on the Russo-Japanese
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  2. Fun fact: Poland 🇵🇱 in ww2 declared war on Japan 🇯🇵 but the latter REJECTED the war.
    It was like « Oh you poles are so cute, you are a government in Exile and you declare war on an asian super power, so cute so cute i love it »

  3. It is Pronounced Tsu-shi-ma…. not sushima… There is a T and it is not silent. Please pronounce the words correctly.

  4. Holi shit that was super intense and good. I painted the whole war in my head through every battle. Very good narrator. Who else in here cheerin for the russians? Man that was heart breaking for them to keep losing their fleets. All those men having to die by drowning. I could only imagine those horrendous scenes. Every kid in this world just about goes to school and learns history while chanting “we are learning history so we dont repeat ourselves” but yet we are always at war or someone wants to go to war. Anyhow long live russia and their great people who make up that country.

  5. Huge humiliation in the history of my country. Poor command, the authorities looked down on Japan, didn't take Japan seriously, the series of mistakes both in foreign and inner affairs, rushy actions lead to the defeat. However, thanks to our prime minister Vitte, Russia only withdrew forces from Manchuria, gave all Kurill islands and half of Sakhalin. The victory inspired China as Japan was the first Asian country defeating one of the major European powers. Although the Chinese hated Japan, that inspiration helped them to keep the spirit to fight during the era of humiliation. It also fueled the revolution in 1911. At the same time, Japanese victory was one of the key elements of their future militarization, invasion in China, the Sino-Japanese war, atrocities in Nanjing and overall China, Pearl Harbor and so on.
    If Russia had defeated Japan, it would postpone and minimize its Pacific ambitions. However, it may lead to the deepening struggle between Russia and Britain. The revolution of 1905 in Russia would never have happened or would happen long after.

  6. Rich and the royal people having beef with ships 🙂
    The common low class paid for their disputes.
    War is horrible and only serves the proud ego of the elite.

  7. Russia would never lost if Russia wanted to win this war. Remember that. It was Tsar who was hated. And Japan is too far away. On that side of Russia Russians don't care what's going on.

  8. Must have sucked to be Russia. But I guess that's kinda what happens when you go into a war thinking you'll win simply because your nation is westernized and caucasian and therefore superior. And the morale of the story is:

    Don't be racist kids. Cause if you are you will have your entire pacific squadron decimated and then loose your only warm water port. The end.

  9. Admiral togo didnt crossed the T infact he used a tactic similar to the kuruma gakari which was used in the battle of kawanakajima in 1553 to 1564, this tactic used rotation and speed thats why russian couldnt get there frontal guns otherwise they couldve landed shots on togo ship if he had cross the T and stalled in a broadside.

  10. Best documentary for this videos sir. Its very informative and attractful for any eyes that will see. and about the topic yeah its a great honor that an asian nation can defeat a power house western empire. additionally its sake vs vodka

  11. Actually, World War 1 was the last war where battleships determined the outcome of the war at sea. Submarines were new, slow, and carried few torpedoes. Planes didn't become a deciding factor until World War 2. Before that, carriers were seen merely as a way to harass a fleet or sink disabled ships. It wasn't until the Pacific theatre in World War 2 that the world saw the battleship was no longer the primary firepower of a navy.

    Also, you skipped over the fact that the journey of the Russian 2nd Pacific Squadron was one of hilarity. They actually did have plenty of time to perform maintenance but they got distracted by fighting imaginary Japanese torpedo boats in the North Sea, nearly starting a war with Britain by mistakenly attacking British fishing boats, the Kamchatka (their repair ship), shooting at each other constantly, diseases, the Kamchatka, turning their ships into floating FABs by overloading on coal and storing it anywhere there was space and thus causing coal dust to dissipate into the air then get combined with the humid air around the equator and be inhaled by the crew and coating their lungs and throat in a layer of black junk that killed a few, collecting exotic animals and STDs in Madagascar, the Kamchatka, getting high on opium cigarettes, prophets of the end times, the Kamchatka, getting saddled with a bunch of obsolete ships more fit for a museum or target practice than the high seas, and of course the Kamchatka. Not to mention the crews were so poorly trained, they couldn't even shift formations properly. This pretty much caused poor Rozhestvensky to slowly descend into insanity. His anger issues were well known and he usually ended up throwing his binoculors overboard, something his staff knew would happen and brought a box with 50 some pairs as replacements. He really deserved better. The 3rd Pacific Squadron was so terrible as a fighting force, that he purposefully went out of his way to try and keep himself hidden from it.

    Despite all this, the Russians still manged to badly damage most of the Japanese ships. Had the Russians been just a bit better trained and prepare, they might've just won.

  12. “The war between China and Japan in 1894 erupted …” was a grossly inaccurate historical statement. The correct way of saying that should be “Japanese invaded China in 1894 …”. The point is, throughout history China never invaded nor raised any war against any country in the world. It entered a battle only for self-defense, self-preservation, or sent reinforcement to the badly needed state under invasion or domestic unrest. And for that China never asked for compensation in return. Western concept of conquest was never in the interest of China’s leading class. Mutual respect is deeply rooted in Chinese culture. If you are in peace with China, China will be in peace with you. And China will always help a friend in need, without a string attached.

  13. Excellent work, as always. You should get more visuals for the different periods. A Kalashnikov and RPG look as out of place when talking about 1890s to WW1 stuff, as a Medieval European arming sword looks out of place when talking about the campaigns of Alexander the Great. I think an Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early (Exploration, Imperialism) + Middle (Enlightenment) + Late (our time) Modern setups would do. Keep the AK and RPG etc for post WW2 world. Have an Enfield, Mosin Nagant, Springfield, Mauser, Arisaka, Garand, SKS, Tommy Gun, PPSH, STEN, etc for WW2 back to WW1. A setup with sabers and revolvers for the 18-19th century Age of Imperialism with flint/match/wheel locks etc to. A setup with handcannons, sideswords, rapiers, arquebus etc for the Age of Exploration/Renaissance. Then one for the Bronze Age Ancient world and one for the Medieval world. If one was done to reflect the post-US Civil War to WW1 times, the Wild West/Zulu conflict/Spanish American War guns; self-contained cartridges but still single-shot manually operated actions – some with capacities greater than 1. If doing a segment on East Asia, it would make sense to see katana, tachi, jian, dao, tulwar, etc. Hope that helps!

    I don't mean to nitpick, it just looks crudely anachronistic and wrong to see weapons several generations and levels of development ahead of their time paired with previous conflicts. Much less the wrong ones for the wrong culture. You can tell a tremendous deal about any civilization by the weapons they can/do produce/use/prefer and why. Rapiers don't belong in the Migration Era, longswords and kriegsmessers don't belong with the Spartans at Thermopalae, and "storm rifles" don't belong in the WW1-2 period. They hadn't yet fused the bolt-action rifle's power with the sub-machine gun's ability to just rock 'n roll. SKS, Garand, SVT40, etc were all "missing links" in that evolution of firearms. Like comparing chimps to homo erectus to homo sapiens. It took almost 30 years to put a 1911 pistol's capacity, reliability, ruggedness, rate of fire, and ease of reloading into a rifle. And a world war to make "storm rifles" a reality and norm for future generations.

    Clausewitz said in "On War" that the way a nation's army is depends entirely on the society that produces it. Their collective attitude about life and death plus violence, their numbers, wealth, technology, martial skill, physical condition, level of knowledge about tactics/strategy/logistics etc. The USSR could use human wave attacks and attrition with near impunity in most wars, the US in Korea/Vietnam/War on Terror suffered every time a casualty was printed in the local paper. That will affect the tactics they use, which affects the weapons they choose. The USSR can't afford or have the know-how to make the latest and greatest gadgets – the US can cram choppers and jets full of Microsoft tech. The Poles use HINDs full of Western electronics, and they're the best choppers on earth IMHO. A flying tank with the best night vision, TADS, and guidance systems… damn… As the Chinese say "A tiger that has grown wings."

    I know a lot less about planes, tanks, horses, artillery, siege machines, armored fighting vehicles, ships, etc. Man-portable weapons have always been what I believe war is ultimately won and lost with. Our mighty fighter jets still struggle to defeat armed men walking. We require our own to do so.

  14. Togo never crossed the T in Tsushima, the actual maneuver was the Kuruma Gakari from Uesugi Kenshin.

  15. Beat European nation with European ships, otherwise no chance. But good work japan, you made the best out of foreign weapons.

  16. I’m proud of Japan. So small, yet so powerful, and they ascended to power even when the world was full of other extremely powerful nations.

    Managed to defeat the Russians with superior tactics (And also power bought from the British, but even the best of battleships are useless without the correct tactics, coordination and overall competence).

    Became the most powerful Asian nation in WW2 and the biggest enemy of China and the US.

    And even if they lost the war, with help from the US and a lot of dedication, they managed to remain one of the world’s most powerful nations, being one of the US’s closest allies.

    Congratulations, Japan! You may have done horrible things in WW2 (The Allies also did, but they aren’t as notable as yours), but now you’re recovered from that dark period and remain a very strong and respected nation!

  17. "Not to shot the first fire"- Standard/Common Russia formality/tactics.💁‍♂️😏 Plus Liadong/Lianong peninsular usually are importantly strategic to at least 4 countries 🇨🇳,🇰🇷/🇰🇵,🇷🇺&🇯🇵🤔with Russia take a large chunk of many admiral officers replacement 🏳🤕🤒😴 What an 'Ark Of The Covenant' for them😄

  18. Is Kings and Generals a Russian channel? I've noticed that you use decimal points instead of commas when writing numbers (e.g. 13.000) and you refer to Tsar Nicholas (as he's known in the English speaking world) as Nicolai?

  19. Can you cover the Japanese Invasion of China (Second Sino Japanese War)? Mainstream knowledge of WW2 is very eurocentric. The Pacific theater was a significant part of WW2. Great video and animations btw 🙂

  20. after this battle, a turkish women novel-writer ,,Halide edip adı var,, named her son with name of this battle,s amiral, his son name is Hikmetullah TOGO, because at that time, ottoman empire waiting for a war with russian empire, at that time russian empire planed war and prepared it,s army but japan russian war was a surprise for russia and ottomans after this war, russia lost their nearly all navy, so russian empire abondened this idea, because ottomans still have a fresh navy this could be deadly for russian empire.(also this war delayed world war for a while

  21. Because this war… Many nation in asia thinks that we can beat europe and wins against European nation… Japan is a great nation, heihachiro togo one of the best general that japan have all greatest time

  22. The huge Russian 2nd Pacific squadron was unable to sink even 1 single Japanese battleship or cruiser, but Russian mines managed to sink 2 Japanese battleships…

  23. I think how the world would have been such a better place had Russia won the battles. Maybe no communist soviets hence no Japanese invasion of Manchuria leading to no communist China. Also the eventual freedom of the Korean Peninsula.

  24. Russia in the Far East was not significant. Russia held the main forces in Europe, while Japan had all the military in Asia, they won naturally. But when Russia mobilized forces to Asia from Europe, the Japanese immediately demanded peace.

  25. The Russo-Japanese war is more important war for Japanese history of existence than WWII in any means. It is a founation reason why does Japan exist even now after WWII.

  26. If I’m a naval commander, my strategies is to have my sailors charge across the water in full assault! DERP ! 🙂

  27. The Russians have never forgotten the loss and it is part of the reason why they have never signed a WWII peace treaty with Japan. I believe that Russia has great potential if it becomes a free society and this may never happen.

  28. Another David and Goliath story for Japan. Even Kublai Khan's fleet did not disheartened the Japanese Imperial navies. I belong to this Japanese tribe. The tribe of Judah. In case you still don't know. ❤️❤️❤️

  29. It is has been at least 3 months since I started watching this and now I understand why the Imperial Russian Flag was not used for the Navy of Russians.

  30. I never knew this but the dog Tōgō which is also the name of a Disney + movie is named after Japanese admiral Tōgō who was at the battle of Tsushima

  31. "We will focus on the naval portion of this war."
    Me: Why?

    "This video is sponsored by World of Warships"
    Me: Ah… I see. XD

  32. I don't know why, but I remember almost all details of the Kings and General's videos I've seen.
    In fact I know what, they are so well explained and illustrated that it get stuck in long-term memory.

  33. 間違っている地図がある。北方領土の国後島、択捉島、色丹島歯舞島は最初から日本の領土です。この4島が今でも違法にロシアに占領されている。

  34. so basically if the japanese had lost that naval battle Soviet union would never have got the steam and power to crush the Tsar

  35. One Question : Why didn't the Russian fleet took the Suez canal route to reach faster and took the long route of Africa to reach

  36. Amazing, awsome video! You got ourself a subscriber. Im 37 and read or watch everything about wars since i was 8yo because of my grandpa that was a veteran and quite enthusiastic about, and rarely one found quick, precise and interesting videos like this one in youtube. Congratulations! Awsome work indeed.

  37. Wrong fleet maneuver at Tsushima. You guys have done a lot to create these animations but made the basic mistakes, which is pretty sad.

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