Books: Epic of Defeat

TSUSHIMA —A. Novikoff-Priboy —Knopf ($3.50).

Tsushima is a word that means more in the Eastern than in the Western Hemisphere. To Japanese it stands for the same thing that Trafalgar means to the English, to Russians, what Waterloo means to the French. Greatest naval battle since Trafalgar, and one of the four greatest of all time,* Tsushima (1905) was the knockout blow by which Admiral Togo won the Russo-Japanese War, set all Japan in a roar of Banzai! History has written down Togo as hero of the fight, but last week a footnote to...

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