Collection: Mad Dog's Mission [Complete 4-issue Mini-series]
The year was 1904 and Russia and Japan were at war over territory in the Pacific Ocean. The timorous autocratic ruler of Russia was Nicholas II, who was quickly faced with the inconvenient circumstances of having underestimated his enemy.
Port Arthur, Manchuria, a less-than-honest recent acquisition of the tsar’s, was surrounded and under siege by the Japanese Army and Navy. With the Russian 1st Pacific Squadron unable to break free of the Japanese naval blockade, the tsar approved a plan to send his Baltic fleet around the world to save Port Arthur, free the 1st Squadron and end the war.
Command of the massive 37-ship fleet - now called The 2nd Pacific Squadron - was given to the ill-tempered and morally complicated Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky, AKA The Mad Dog. Faithful to his beloved tsar and country, unfaithful to his beloved wife, he was known for his brutal honesty and violently enforced high standards aboard his vessels.
Tasked with shepherding the fleet to victory, The Mad Dogwas immediately reduced to the sheepdog of a woefully unruly flock, as panic and confusion ran rampant.
A shocking true story!
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