Mutiny - Disaffection and Unrest in the Armed Forces

Mutiny - Disaffection and Unrest in the Armed Forces

Published by Porcupine Press in 2002, 308 pages. (S4952YWSO)

This book includes 14 essays to do with political agitation and unrest in armies around the world, and explores subjects such as the cohesion of the armed forces, Marxism and military thinking, mutinies in Eastern Europe, dissent in the British armed forces, and communist subversion.

These essays draw together the experiences of working-class and peasant mutinies and disturbances during capitalist wars, unrest that was not only a result of war-weariness and pacifism, but also of conscious political opposition. In addition to the descriptions of disaffection in the armed forces during the First and Second World Wars, the book also presents material that investigates the relationship between socialism and militarism, an intriguing British 'Red Officer Course' from 1920, and a secret Communist International document on work within armed forces. Chapters include:

  • Mutiny and the Cohesion of the Armed Forces
  • Observations on Mutinies
  • The Enigma of Kersausie: Engels in June 1848
  • Marxism and the Problems of War
  • The Origins of the Potemkin Mutiny (1905)
  • 1917: The Revolt of the Russian Soldiers in France
  • The Bolshevik Revolution As Seen Through the Eyes of the Soldiers of the Russian Expeditionary Corps in France
  • The Revolt at Radomir
  • The Black Sea Revolt
  • Mutiny in India in 1919
  • Report on Revolutionary Organisations: Red Officer Course
  • Communist International, Work in the Army
  • David Renton, Bread and Freedom
  • Dave Wallis; Swimming Against the Tide
  • Duncan Hallas on his Experiences in Egypt.

Condition of the book is generally ok. The cover has some minor scuffs, blemishes and creases, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The book has bubbling throughout the inside pages

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