Anzacs In Arkhangel: The Untold Story of Australia and the Invasion of Russia 1918-1919


In November 1918, as World War One was coming to a close and soldiers were returning home, a small group of Australian men signed up for more fighting. Yet this time, the enemy was Russian Bolsheviks instead of Germans, and the front line was the wild and frozen wastelands of far north Russia. With humour and an eye for irony, Michael Challinger tells the story of how this group of 150 Aussies was seconded to help to protect the British from a rear guard attack from northern Russia. Stationed in the small town of Arkhangel, the soldiers became embroiled in what was to become the Russian revolution, as they battled not only the Bolsheviks but also extreme cold, hostility from locals and a 25-kilometre front read more

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ISBN:

9781740667517

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

580g

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

History , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 April 2010

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Challinger