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Tango0128 Oct 2020 9:24 p.m. PST

"An important aspect of the Russian Civil War were the several Allied expeditions immediately following World War I in support of the disunited Russian 'White' armies resisting the Bolshevik Revolution. Although they ended in failure, these ventures were long resented, and were the origin of the 70-year-long Soviet suspicion of the Western Allies. British and US expeditionary forces operated in North Russia and Siberia in support of General Yudenich and Admiral Kolchak respectively, and a French and Greek expeditionary force (plus Romanian and Polish elements) operated in Crimea and south-western Ukraine, in support of General Denikin. The situation was further complicated by the presence of strong Imperial German elements still under arms, and by war between various factions in the Ukraine. This Southern theater of the Allied interventions is far less well known than that of the British and Americans in the North and East…"


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Makhno191829 Oct 2020 6:06 a.m. PST

Looks like the answer to all the questions I was planning to ask here. Now I'll just have to wait til next summer!

Pan Marek29 Oct 2020 7:41 a.m. PST

Its not fair to tell us this far in advance!

Tango0129 Oct 2020 12:13 p.m. PST



Makhno191831 Oct 2020 10:39 a.m. PST

In the meantime, I just read this essay on French intervention, written 40 years ago.
The French army and intervention in Southern Russia, 1918-1919 [article]
sem-linkJ. Kim Munholland link

Tango0131 Oct 2020 12:49 p.m. PST



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