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Intervention in Russia 1918-1920 : a Cautionary Tale - HUDSON MILES

Intervention in Russia 1918-1920

a Cautionary Tale

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The end of the Great War did not bring peace to Russia. A civil war developed between the Bolsheviks and the 'White Russians' who represented the old Czarist order. A 'coalition' of 16 nations including Britain, America and France became involved on numerous fronts in support of the White Russians. The result was defeat and failure for the coalition forces. This little known and ill-fated enterprise was surprisingly costly in political and military terms. Indeed the intervention lead to precisely the opposite result to that intended. Key Selling Points * A graphic description of a neglected campaign that carried a heavy price. * Extraordinary relevance to present day events. Salutary lessons etc. Vast difference between political intention and reality on the ground. * Superbly researched with large number of gripping personal accounts from British and American soldiers who participated. These range from the tragic to the comic. * The Author (see below) is supremely well qualified to write this account. Author Details Miles Hudson served in the British Army in the Middle East and Europe for 15 years (1943-58). He was attached to the Russian Army for a spell. He has degrees in Russian and German. On retirement he entered politics. He was Political Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (Sir Alec Douglas-Hume) 1970-74. His previous books include Triumph and Tragedy - Rhodesia to Zimbabwe (Hamish Hamilton, 1981), War and The Media (with Field Marshal Sir John Stanier - Sutton Publishing 1997) and Assassination (Sutton 2000). He lives near Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.

Introductionp. 1
Six storiesp. 5
The political backgroundp. 19
The northp. 43
The far eastp. 81
The Caspian and transcaspianp. 101
The Caucasusp. 127
South Russiap. 139
The Balticp. 157
Conclusionp. 169
Appendicesp. 183
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9781844150335
ISBN-10: 184415033X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 22nd July 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.52