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Soon after the February 1917revolution, and the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the White Cause began to emerge and oppose the Bolsheviks. There was, however, no single, united White Army to fight the Red Army and the forces available to the Whites represented a spectrum of political factions including monarchist military organisations and social-democrats. Many of the Cossack hosts also sided with the Whites, seeing it as an opportunity to create their own independent states; others remained neutral or hostile to both sides. This fascinating text by Mikhail Khvostov examines the colourful uniforms and the equipment of the White armies of the Russian Civil War (1917-1923)."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781855326569
ISBN-10: 1855326566
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mikhail Khvostov

Mikhail Khvostov was born in Moscow in 1950. He has been interested in military history since childhood. He studied at the Moscow College for Foreign Languages. He has worked as an interpreter and a tour guide, but is now producing Russian toy soldiers a childhood dream. His previous work for Osprey includes Men-at-Arms 293 The Russian Civil War (1) The Red Army."