Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sino-French Naval War 1884-1885
By Piotr Olender 978-8361421535 MMP Books Maritime Series 3104
This new book covers the Sino-French Naval War 1884-1885, a little-known part of late 19th century naval history. The background, operations and outcomes are described in detail. All the ships involved, both French and Chinese, are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings and photos.
This little known war, intended to open trade routes into the interior of China, profoundly shaped Southeast Asia for the subsequent 70 years.