Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story Of Australia And The Invasion Of Russia 1918-19

Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story Of Australia And The Invasion Of Russia 1918-19

Michael Challinger


In November 1918, as international battle One was once coming to a detailed and infantrymen have been returning domestic, a small staff of Australian males signed up for extra scuffling with. but this time, the enemy used to be Russian Bolsheviks rather than Germans, and the frontline used to be the wild and frozen wastelands of a long way north Russia. With humor and one eye on irony, Michael Challinger tells the tale of the way this staff of a hundred and fifty Aussies was once seconded to assist safeguard the British from a rear defend assault from northern Russia. Stationed within the small city of Arkhangel, the warriors grew to become embroiled in what was once to develop into the Russian revolution, as they battled not just the Bolsheviks but additionally severe chilly, hostility from locals, and a 25-kilometer entrance line. of those Australians infantrymen went directly to win Victoria Crosses and are maybe our so much overlooked conflict heroes. Anzacs in Arkhangel brings Russian heritage into concentration and divulges how simply the 1st global conflict might have been misplaced. it's a attention-grabbing account of a part of the Anzac legend that's not quite a bit forgotten as by no means known.

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