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Churchill'S Abandoned Prisoners


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Rupert Wieloch is an author who was formally trained on Russian history and Soviet studies. He served as Director of Defence Studies for the British Army and completed a Fellowship in International Relations at Pembroke College, Cambridge. During the Cold War, he patrolled the Soviet frontier with Norway. Currently, he lectures to university courses about Foreign Policy options and the military relationship between Putin and the West. In 2016 he published a book on the changing face of British military operations.


Based on an impressive array of published and unpublished sources, this is a gripping account of the adventures and misadventures in Siberia in 1919 of a group of British and American servicemen who were involved in the disorderly Allied intervention in the chaos of Russia's post-revolutionary civil wars and who were captured by the Reds. * Queen Mary University of London, author of The `Russian' Civil Wars, 1916--1926: Ten Years that Shook the World 11/12/2018 *
...a rousing account of resilience and courage [...] this book also provides detailed informance about the experience of British prisoners of war during the Russian Civil War, making it an invaluable source for... anyone researching events of the Russian Civil War. * University of Middle East Technical University, founder and editor of IJORS 30/07/2019 *
It is a very informative account of a lesser-known conflict. * Soldier Magazine 07/03/2019 *
This is a fascinating account of a relatively unknown conflict which has drifted out of public consciousness following the overwhelming tragedy of WW1. * Army Rumour Service 26/02/2019 *
Rupert Wieloch has written a genuinely interesting history that provides a useful entry point into the confusion of the Russian Civil War. * War History Online 28/02/2019 *

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