JAPAN: Togo of Tsushima

At dawn on the morning of May 27, 1905 the newly invented wireless telegraph began to crackle and spit on a small Japanese warship: "The enemy's squadron has been sighted at point No. 203. The enemy is apparently steering toward the Eastern passage." About 2 p.m. a grizzled little man who had studied at Britain's Greenwich Naval College and well knew the Nelson tradition hoisted a fluttering ribbon of flags to the truck of his flagship:

"The existence of the Empire depends on this battle. Japan expects this day the courage and energy...

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