Osaka 1615: The last battle of the samurai (Campaign, Volume 170)

Osaka 1615: The last battle of the samurai (Campaign, Volume 170)

Stephen Turnbull


Osprey's exploration of the advanced history of the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), in addition to of the conflict studies of the opposing forces, in a compelling exploration of the clash that ended in the eventual triumph of 1 dynasty over one other. In 1614, Osaka fort was once Japan's maximum fortification, measuring nearly 2 miles in size with double circuits of partitions, a hundred toes excessive. It was once guarded via 100,000 samurai, dependable to their grasp: the pinnacle of the Toyotomi extended family, Toyotomi Hideyori. The citadel was once likely impenetrable, but the ruling shogun of the age, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was resolute to wreck this one final risk to his place as Japan's final ruler.

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