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The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281

The Mongol Invasions of JapanWe review the book The Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281, by Stephen Turnbull, which is being released this month by Osprey Publishing.

The book details how Kubilai Khan ordered two naval invasions of Japan, the second of which ended in disaster after a typhoon known as a kamikaze struck the Mongol fleet, destroying much of their forces.

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