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Freeing the Baltic

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In 1919, the Baltic was in ferment. The Red Army struggled to take over the nascent Baltic States; Finland was in revolt; German armies, attempting to conquer a realm in the east to compensate for defeat in the west, rampaged through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. As White armies marched on revolutionary Petrograd, the new governments of the Baltic States appealed desperat ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by Birlinn Publishers (first published 1964)
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Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Fascinating history of the politics & events in the Baltic states of Finland, Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania in the post WWI era 1918 - 1920 and the support given to these countries to resist Bolshevik, German, White Russian & even Polish aggression! The politics are typically hard going & as usual the UK politicians sat on the fence. However the UK Government & Admiralty in particular chose an outstanding leader in Rear Admiral Walter Cowan to lead their Naval Interests in the ...more
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I very good account of the Royal Navy’s pseudo war with Bolshevik Russia in the Baltic immediately after WW1.
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Captain Geoffrey Martin Bennett DSC, FRHS (1908–1983) was a British Royal Navy officer and author. He also wrote fiction as "Sea-lion".