Military attaches, journalists, and photographers from around the world flocked to Asia to observe the Russo-Japanese War.
To help finance the war, Japan raised large loans in London and New York.
The Russo-Japanese War was brutal and left hundreds of thousands dead before a peace treaty was signed on September 5, 1905.
A Japanese armada under Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō attacked the Russian Far Eastern Fleet—inflicting heavy losses, driving the Russians back into their anchorage at Port Arthur, and clamping a blockade on them. Despite the initial surprise attack, the war itself was no surprise.
Both nations looked upon northeast Asia—Manchuria and Korea in particular—as critical to their strategic interests.
The rooms for younger students are dormitories consisting of 10 beds. Berkhamsted is a historic market town located to the north west of London.