The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Hook

The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

Osprey Publishing
Publication date: February 2013
ISBN: 9781472800459
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$15.95
Our price:
$11.99

You save: $3.96 (25%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
The two attempts by Khubilai Khan, the Mongol Emperor of China, to invade Japan in 1274 and 1281 represent unique events in the history of both countries. It pitted the samurai of Japan against the fierce warriors of the steppes who had conquered half the known world.

The Mongol conquest of Korea left them with a considerable quantity of maritime resources, which enabled them to thin seriously for the first time about crossing the Tsushima strait between Korea and Japan with an army of invasion. The first invasion, which began with savage raiding on the islands of Tsushima and Iki, made a landfall at Hakata Bay and forced the samurai defenders back inland. Luckily for the Japanese defenders, a storm scattered the Mongol invasion fleet, leading them to abandon this attempt.

In the intervening years the Japanese made defensive preparation, and the Mongol increased their fleet and army, so that the second invasion involved one of the largest seaborne expeditions in world history up to that time. This attempt was aimed at the same landing site, Hakata Bay, and met stiffer opposition form the new defences and the aggressive Japanese defenders. Forced buy a series of major Japanese raids to stay in their ships at anchor, the Mongol fleet was obliterated by a typhoon - the kami kaze (divine wind) - for the loss of as many as 90 per cent of the invaders. Although further preparations were made for an assault by the Mongols at the end of the 13ht and beginning of the 14th centuries, this proved to be the last realistic threat of an invasion of the home islands till 1945.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281 ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
35862 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Richard Hook
Union Cavalryman 1861-65 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Hook
Union Cavalryman 1861-65
Richard Hook & Philip Katcher
Osprey Publishing, October 2013
ISBN: 9781855324626
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99
American Civil War Marines 1861-65 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ron Field
American Civil War Marines 1861-65
Ron Field & Richard Hook
Osprey Publishing, August 2013
ISBN: 9781841767680
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99
The Polish Army 1939-45 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Hook
The Polish Army 1939-45
Richard Hook & Steven Zaloga
Osprey Publishing, June 2013
ISBN: 9780850454178
Format: ePub
List Price: $13.95 Our price: $10.99
Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808-14 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Rene Chartrand
Spanish Guerrillas in the Peninsular War 1808-14
Rene Chartrand & Richard Hook
Osprey Publishing, April 2013
ISBN: 9781841766294
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99