BOOK REVIEW: Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49
By Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Tony Bryan, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK (2011)
Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, USN (Ret)
This small gem is one of Osprey’s comprehensive series of books on military history, units, and warriors. Despite the date in the book’s title, the history of western nations’ gunboats patrolling the Yangtze River goes back to June 1858, upon signature of the Treaty of Tientsin.
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