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Название: With Ironside in North Russia: A Complete Record of the Campaign of the North Russian Expeditionary Force in 1919
Автор: Andrew Soutar
Издательство: Uncommon Valor Press,
Год: 2015
Cтраниц: 180 с илл.

Язык: Английский

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Книга журналиста Э. Сутара, который в 1919 г. в составе экспедиционных сил отправился на север России (Мурманск, Архангельск). Воспоминания о кампании, генерале Айронсайде, жизни и быте северян были изданы в 1940 году.

CONTENTS
FOREWORD
CHAPTER ONE
From Leith to Murmansk—Through the minefields around the north of Norway—Route
on which Lord Kitchener met his death—The Aurora Borealis—Arrival at Murmansk,
called “ice-free port”—Meeting with General C. Maynard and his staff—Snow, gloom and
courage
CHAPTER TWO
Lapp sleighs for transport—Conveying an army over the snow—Marvelous feat “all done
by kindness”—Qualities of the reindeer—A thrilling ride and an adventure
CHAPTER THREE
By rail to Soroka—Grim journey over the grimmer tundra—Down the Kola Peninsula—
Overpowering heat inside, below zero outside—The cheer of a British voice in the
wilderness of white
CHAPTER FOUR
On to Archangel by pony-sleigh—Ignorance of the Russian peasantry—Distance means
nothing—More tumbles in the snow—Squalor of villages—Beneficent Nature—Insanitary
conditions that have no effect—The frozen White Sea and the miracle of the breakers—
Baby seals that turn into fox
CHAPTER FIVE
Onega on the White Sea shore—Thirst in the snow—Craving for water with the mercury
low down—At last, a bath!—and what a bath!—A headman’s useless fortune—Archangel
in the distance
CHAPTER SIX
Archangel, oldest seaport in Russia—Snow and ice and apprehension—General Ironside’s
many handicaps—Waiting for the thaw to proceed up the Dwina—Town of refugees—The
art of “skolkuring”—Princesses and peasants, spies and menaces—Grim funerals and
grimmer executions
CHAPTER SEVEN
Winter passes and the ice moves—Monitors and gunboats arrive in the harbor—Turning
prisoners into “Comrades”—Preparing to go up the River Dwina to make contact with
Bolsheviks
CHAPTER EIGHT
Back to Archangel—Work of the Royal Scots—Shoulder to shoulder with Canadians—A
Scots doctor and a Russian forest ranger: medical attention at a critical moment—Review
of what our medical officers did in North Russia—Brave nurse

CHAPTER NINE
Archangel restive and suspicious—Famous Russian actors give a performance in difficult
circumstances—Brigadier-General Grogan prepares to go upstream to Beresnik—Loyal
Russians fight a battle and lose many men—Intolerable heat and murderous mosquitoes
CHAPTER TEN
What England was saying in Parliament—New troops becoming acclimatized—
Headquarters at Beresnik, far away from Archangel—Dyer’s Battalion comes up the river
to go into action—Disturbing fears and conjectures—Incipient mutiny on the barges—The
river as ah enemy: waters sinking with sinister significance—Memorable “lunch” with
two brave officers
CHAPTER ELEVEN
Night fight on the River Vaga—Mosquitoes again—How the M.O. tried to defeat the
biters—Tough work in the forest—Airplanes in action—Young troops acquit themselves
well—Better shooting by the enemy—Who was behind their guns?
CHAPTER TWELVE
Mutiny up the river—British officers murdered as they slept—Grogan’s guns to the rescue
—Swift action by Ironside—The menace of the Dwina
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
The nerves of the populace—Sir Henry Wilson explains at home—A hero goes by—Fear
of being left to the enemy—Ill news travels fast—Revolts are so infectious—Ironside’s
position becoming more serious—Twelve thousand men up the river or “in the blue”
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Admiral Kolchak’s position—Russia “ringed” by small armies—Our arrangements for
clearing out—Serious news from Onega—More mutinies—How a monastery was sacked
by Bolsheviks—And recaptured
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
The evacuation of the troops—Bolsheviks make an effort to attack up the Dwina—
Murmansk says goodbye to Russia—General Maynard on the sick list—How the “loyal”
Russians were left to carry on—England had fulfilled all her obligations—Our casualties
in North Russia
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
For traders and travellers in North Russia—Types of transport used by the Murmansk
force—Reindeer, ponies and dogs—British tribute to the loyalty of the Lapps—Protection
against wolves
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
The industrial resources of North Russia—Something of everything—Trading
opportunities unlimited and neglected—Rich in forests and ores, even silver, gold and platinum

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Looking back in review—The Murmansk railway and the scenes of early fighting—More
recollections of the snow-trail—And some spies
CHAPTER NINETEEN
The Russian then and now—Has Ironside’s appraisal changed?—An army’s weakness
without trained officers—A nation’s handicap when faith is contemned
CHAPTER TWENTY
Was criticism of the Expedition justified?—Could more have been achieved in different
conditions?—What was the direct motive?
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