The Anglo-American Winter War with Russia, 1918-1919: A Diplomatic and Military Tragicomedy

The Anglo-American Winter War with Russia, 1918-1919: A Diplomatic and Military Tragicomedy

by Benjamin Rhodes

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Overview

This book chronicles the origins and results of the ill-fated Anglo-American intervention at Archangel during the winter of 1918-19. Basing his account on previously unavailable archival material, including soldiers' diaries and correspondence between British field commanders and the War Office, this is the most complete treatment of the subject every published. The author argues that the campaign's political and military lessons are worthy of further study, especially since certain aspects of the situation—among them Allied intervention in a civil war between communist and anti-communist forces, predictions of a Communist blood bath should the Allies withdraw, and the invitation to land proffered by a democratic government—have parallels in contemporary events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313261329
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/22/1988
Series: Contributions in Military Studies Series , #71
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

BENJAMIN D. RHODES is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

The Decision to Guard Military Stores

An Invitation to Land

The Americans Arrive

The Mission of General Ironside

Some Unpleasant Surprises

The Start of Winter Fighting

Defeat at Shenkursk

A Crisis of Morale

The Americans Withdraw

From Optimism to Despair

Notes

Maps

Selected Bibliography

Index

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