Archangel 1918-1919

By Edmund Ironside

The Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917 threw her western allies right into a panic: was once the jap colossal approximately to be crushed through anarchic chaos and drop out of the 1st global battle - leaving the west to struggle a resurgent Germany? Or, nonetheless worse, had Russia fallen into the arms of ruthless revolutionaries who may export their revolution to a battle weary Europe? Such fears ended in the despatches of allied army expeditoions to a number of issues at the coasts of north and south RUssia. One such used to be the Archangel excursion led by way of the large basic Sir Edmund Tiny Ironside, later leader of the Imperial basic employees. this is often Ironside s account of his project to the snowy northern wastes of Russia, his co-operation with a little bit unreliable White Russian allies; his clashes with the Bolsheviks and his eventual withdrawal.

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