Kolchak - The Fate of Admiral Kolchak, by Peter Fleming

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Kolchak - The Fate of Admiral Kolchak, by Peter Fleming

Kolchak - The Fate of Admiral Kolchak, by Peter Fleming

Published by Birlinn in 2001, 253 pages. Paperback (N3946)

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Prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, Alexander Kolchak was a Russian Naval Commander. Part of the Imperial Court, he was both a feted war hero and an arctic explorer, but it was during the upheaval of 1917 that he rose to prominence, becoming leader of the counter-revolutionary 'white Russian' forces arrayed against the Bolsheviks. He led an anti bolshevik government based in Siberia, and waged war against the Reds in the west, supplied and supported by various capitalist countries that invaded the embryonic workers state during what the bolsheviks called 'the war of intervention'. In the end the Bolsheviks won, and Kolchak was executed.

In one year Admiral Kolchak went from being Supreme Ruler of All the Russias to standing in the dock during a bolshevik trial, after which he was executed. This fascinating book traces his downfall, whilst providing a broader history of Russia during a period of enormous crisis and revolutionary change......

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