Saturday, July 6, 2013


This is coolbert:

This was quite a surprise to me. Came across quite by accident. Japanese involvement in the Great War [WW1] not strictly relegated to the Asian and Pacific theatre.

Japanese naval forces on request entering the fray in the European theatre as well, warships on patrol, escorting commercial vessels and providing protection for same.

"World War One"

"Japan entered World War I on the side of the Allies, against Imperial Germany and Austria-Hungary, as a consequence of the 1902 Anglo-Japanese Alliance."

"In the Siege of Tsingtao, the Japanese Navy helped seize the German naval base of Tsingtao." [1914]

[pronounced Ching-dow]

"Concurrently, a battle group was sent to the central Pacific in August and September to pursue the German East Asiatic squadron . . ." [1914]
. . . .

"Following a further request to contribute to the conflict, and the advent of unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany, the Imperial Navy in March 1917 sent a special force of destroyers to the Mediterranean. This force, consisting of one armoured cruiser, Akashi, as flotilla leader, and eight of the Navy's newest destroyers . . . By the end of the war, the Japanese had escorted 788 allied transports. One destroyer, Sakaki, was torpedoed by an Austrian submarine with the loss of 59 officers and men."

"In 1918, ships such as Azuma were assigned to convoy escort in the Indian Ocean between Singapore and the Suez Canal as part of Japan’s contribution to the war effort under the Anglo-Japanese alliance."

Various Imperial German colonial possessions in the Pacific the Japanese gaining dominion over in the aftermath of German surrender.

The Japanese gaining valuable combat experience and for the first time demonstrating a global reach impressive and in keeping with established treaties of mutual aid and support to an ally [Great Britain!

You gotta start somewhere.



maximex said...

Ah, the Coolbert.
Very interesting topic, this Russian - Soviet Union 1917 - 1924 development.
It is also very technical, and very bloody, but only after 1917.

The United States sent 8,000 men to Vladivostok
The Japanese actually landed in the Far East 70,000 men.
Russia and Japan had already been fighting for two times before this.
1895 Russia, France and Germany, brought Japan to its profits in China.

Japan also occupied for a long time the Soviet Far Eastern regions, but lost to the Soviet Union in 1920's.
The Soviet Union was in the Far East are strong forces in Japan just because of fear.
After the Battle of Stalingrad began to turn to the German victory,
Stalin brought the majority (300,000 men) Far East troops Stalingrad confirmation.
These troops were fresh, never fought
They were well-equipped and well-fed and educated.
The winter level of equipment was the same as the Finnish civil guard (1939) Organization outfit, or better.
Armament was very good, and all the men were good skiing skills of knowledgeable and familiar with the harsh and cold winter conditions, as were all native to the Arctic

maximex said...

The Russian Revolution was a very low-blood.
(versus Spanish or Finnish civil war)
But after the attempted assassination of Lenin began to struggle for power.
Russia was fighting the external borders in the Western powers, and at the same time their own white Russian forces

maximex said...

Brest-Litovsk peace 3.3.1918.
The parties in Russia / Central Powers = Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Romania.
Russia was at war with bad loss to the German front against,
which was influenced by a lot of Russian internal strife white / Bolsheviks (Red)

Bolshevism opposing white Russian armies was born to a Russian side.

When rauna between Russia and Germany was signed, started the Western powers and Japan interference in Russian affairs for fear of German power, which it can cross the Western Front, without the fear of Russia.
Allied (Western powers) had an interest in hitting the bolseviikin and get re-russian war against Germany.

Different sides of the Russian-British rose (Murmansk and Archangel) and the French (via Estonia) per Leningrad.

Among the British also served as the Finnish Stock Gulf of Murmansk region.
The British recruited to this region inward-Finnish war who had escaped the red, as well as in the work of Finnish, which used the name of the Murmansk Legion.
The strength of 1250 men and 30 women, inspired by a good military equipment, as well as a good fleet of rum, which the British divided doses daily.

Western troops landed in the Black Sea and Far East and the Western powers also equipped (armor, aircraft) White Russian forces. Bosevistinen Russian was so white and the Western powers to round up the place.

Italy also sent troops to Russia.
Also, Canadians were more than 10,000.

German Austrian-Hungarian army as prisoners of war by the Czech
45,000 who wanted to wage war again against Germany on the Western Front, which now had been imprisoned in Russia, rose up, and invaded the Siberian line, because the Russian wanted to strip them weapons and send these unarmed men of the Western Front.

Legion raised the example of a broad united front against bolseviikkien. In order to support White Russian forces, the United States sent a man to Vladivostok in 8000.
Japanese in the Far East countries rose to 70,000 men tanks and aircraft.

In summer 1918, three-quarters (3/4) from Russian to Western powers were in control.
Countries increased by the Allies, however, operate passively.

Only the Czech division and Koltshakin (white) troops on the Eastern Front had formed the only serious threat to bolseviikkien the Red Army who was, after all, survived the battles of the easy victory, White Russian forces, omissions, ryöstelyiden and because of drunkenness, all of which the Russian civilian population could experience.

The outbreak of the revolution because of the German emperor abdicated and entered into a cease-fire on 11 11, 1918 with the Western powers.

Battles on the Western Front had ended.

Anonymous said...

While looking for more information i found this link on
Anglo-Japanese Naval Cooperation, 1914–1918

"Japan rendered vital, worldwide naval support to Great Britain during the First World War, culminating in the service of Japan’s first and only Mediterranean squadron. This long-forgotten Japanese flotilla fought alongside allied warships throughout the most critical period of the struggle against German and Austro-Hungarian U-boats in 1917 and 1918."

And because every entry needs some visuals:

Japanese destroyers Sakaki and Matsu, docked in Malta, 1918
direct link to the image jpg