[JAPAN / RUSSIA / CHINA] Japonlarin asil kuvveti: Japonlar niçin ve nasil yükseldi? (Türk Gençligine Armagan). [i.e. The principal power of Japan: Why and how did Japan rise?]
GENERAL PERTEV DEMIRHAN, (1871-1964), Cumhuriyet Matbaasi, Istanbul, 1942.
Original wrappers. Roy. 8vo. (23 x 15,5 cm). In Turkish. 117 p.
Uncommon enlarged second edition of this account of the Russo-Japanese War in 1905 describing rising Japanese nationalism at the beginning of the 20th century, by Demirhan (1871-1964), sent with reference of Goltz Pasha (Colmar von der Goltz, 1843-1916) to Manchuria to observe the war in the ranks of the Japanese army as a Turkish colonel.
He stayed for two months in Japan and more than a year in Manchuria. In addition to writing down his observations in the field of war in detail, he also took on the duty of ambassador due to the Ottoman Empire's lack of diplomatic relations with Japan and contributed to the development of relations between the two countries. He received a medal from the Japanese Emperor Meiji and returned home with the gifts that Emperor Meiji presented to Sultan Abdulhamid. His account was published first in 1937 in book form.
Sait Pertev Demirhan, (1871-1964), was a Turkish soldier and politician. He is a graduate of Erkân-i Harbiye. He was an author, intellectual, Erkân-i Harbiye School teacher, 6. Army chief of staff, Harbiye Undersecretariat, 3rd Army Chief of Staff, 1st Corps, and 4. Corps Commands, Military Schools Inspector, Member of History and Geography Councils, Member of Military Appeals Court, a deputy of Erzurum. He was the son of Yanyali Mustafa Pasha. He graduated from Harbiye as a staff captain (1892). In 1894 he was sent to Germany to advance his military education. After being a colonel, he was appointed to the Staff School as a teacher (1904). He was sent to the Russo-Japanese War as an observer. He returned to Istanbul in 1906 and was promoted to "Pasha", and was appointed as the 6th Army Chief of Staff. He participated in the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) and was in the Caucasian Theater during the First World War. He was sent to Vienna as a military diplomat. Upon his return, he moved to Anatolia to participate in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
Only three copies are located in OCLC, two copies are in Turkish libraries, and one is in a German library; not in the US libraries. OCLC 60522483.