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The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destroyed by The First World War

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By Gareth Rusell Amberley Publishing, 2015, £9.99, 227pp, soft covers; illustrated plus notes, bibliography and index Also available in hardback. ISBN 978-1-4456-5020-0 Book review by Barbara Taylor   To understand how the First World War came about, it is necessary to understand the way in which regimes in the main empires involved operated. …


Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of War, 1914 - Michael S. Neiberg

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336 pages Belknap Press Publication Date: 10/14/2013 ISBN 9780674725935 ‘Dance of the Furies’ by Michael S Neiberg is a definitive social history of Europe leading up to the outbreak of world war, its initial spasms and the first months of the conflict.  ‘Dance of the Furies’ is a comprehensive academic study into the lives of those who were l…


Mutiny in North Russia 7 July 1919

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In the early morning of 7 July 1919, four British Officers were killed by men in their battalion – one further officer subsequently died of his wounds a few days later. All were serving in Dyer’s Battalion of the Slavo-British Legion in the North Russian Expeditionary Force and are now buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery. Above: Archangel Allie…


Film Review : '1918 The Battle of Kruty' by Aleksey Shaparev

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1918 The Battle of Kruty is top and tailed by a contemporary Ukrainian soldier visiting the memorial to those killed at Kruty in January 1918 the tale tells the story of a group of students, their loves and families, as plucky efforts are made to stave off the conquest of Ukraine by the burgeoning and enormous forces of the Bolshevik army. With a k…


History's Greatest Heist: the Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks by Sean McMeekin

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Yale, 2008 $38, 228 pp, ills, index.  ISBN 978 0 3001 3558 9  This is a factual tale of cops and robbers, mainly robbers, who claimed they were Robin Hoods expropriating the expropriators to benefit the proletariat. Almost all the gold, currency, silver, jewels and jewellery the Bolsheviks seized from Russian and foreign bankers, industrialists,…