Title: The Fall of Tsingtao
Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
Description: First edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Minor foxing to edges of textblock. Pages clean. Dust jacket shows faint wear at head and foot of spine and light wear to the top fore-edge corners; not price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 149 pp. 8.75 x 5.5 inches.
History of the 1914 Siege of Tsingtao, the capital and principle port of the German colony of Kiaochow, located on the coast of China's Yellow Sea. The siege was the first encounter between Japanese and German forces, the first Anglo-Japanese operation of the war, and the only major land battle in the Asian and Pacific theatre during World War I.
Edwin Palmer Hoyt (1923-2005) was an American historian and journalist. During the Second World War he was in the US Army Air Corps and then with the US Office of War Information in Assam, Burma, and China; after the war he worked as a foreign correspondent for United Press and the Denver Post, assigned to various locations in Asia and North Africa.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Arthur Baker Limite
Keywords: China, Qingdao, Siege of Tsingtao, history, 1914, German colony, Shangdong, German colonies, Anglo-Japanese Alliance, WW I, World War One, Kiaowchow, Kiautschou,
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