Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Russian Civil War 1917-1922

From 1917-1922 an incredible bloodletting took place as the former Tsarist Imperial Russian Empire broke apart and the new countries of Poland, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and the USSR were left to rise from its ashes. Reds vs Whites with Cossacks, mercenaries, anarchist peasant armies, Tsarist remnants and foreign interventionists thrown in and mixed together formed one of the strangest and most interesting periods in modern military history.

Czech Volunteers in Russia WWI

The Czech Legion started from humble beginnings in 1914 and ended up as one of the last reliable units on the World War One...

Russian Women’s Legion of Death

The organization, war record, and short-lived history of the battalions of the Russian Women's Legion of Death that fought in World War One and...

The End of the Green Army 1920-21

Nestor Makhno, leader of the largest peasant army in modern times, cast his lot with the Bolsheviks and only narrowly lived to regret it. The...

Nestor Makhno Anarchist General

Thirty year old anarchist terrorist and Tsarist inmate Nestor Makhno returned to his Ukrainian village and formed one of the most amazing armies in...