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Freeing the Baltic
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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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