[EPUB] ✼ The Fate of Admiral Kolchak Author Peter Fleming – Sioril.co.uk

[EPUB] ✼ The Fate of Admiral Kolchak Author Peter  Fleming – Sioril.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • The Fate of Admiral Kolchak
  • Peter Fleming
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 9781841581385

The Fate of Admiral KolchakOne Needs To Remember The Russian Revolution Began In The Navy, That Its First Victims Were Officers, Systematically Butchered And Stuffed Into Boilers It Helps Us To Understand Why Kolchak, Former Commander Of Russia S Black Sea Fleet, Hated The RedsHe Led A Counter Revolution Centered In Omsk, Where He Was Installed As Supreme Ruler Of All The Russias Despite The Gingerly Support Of American, British, French And Japanese Forces, Omsk Fell To The Red Army, Doomed By Its Corruption And IncompetenceKolchak Was Handed Over To The Soviets This Book Throws Light On Kolchak S Nine Day Interrogation In Gaol And His Fate


About the Author: Peter Fleming

Adventurer and travel writer A brother of James Bond author Ian Fleming, he married actress Celia Johnson in 1935 and worked on military deception operations in World War II He was a grandson of the Scottish financier Robert Fleming, who founded the Scottish American Investment Trust and the merchant bank Robert Fleming Co.


10 thoughts on “The Fate of Admiral Kolchak

  1. says:

    There are some peoples who will never earn nor merit the distinction of being labelled a nation Murderers savages brutal, lawless rabble never deserve any such compunction This is a horrifying episode in the history of such a people That s the first impression I gain from this superb book.During the latter stages of WWI while attention then and now was focused much so on the trenches in Belgium and France similar primitivism and barbarism were being brought to a high pitch in the far away reaches of the East Did you know that America, France, Japan, Britain all landed troops in Siberia during the Bolshevik uprising Assembling the facts of the various debacles that took place there scrutinizing them evaluating the men who took part in them, summing up their decision making, their actions, their honour or lack of honour that s the purpose of this entertaining work of nonfiction It s a worthwhile task sobering and mortifying at the same timeto review what men are capable of when the chips are down.The story of this one particularly odd individual Admiral Kolchak is very singular indeed A lodestone for his age, perhaps He was stamped with the emphatically foolish heroism of the 1800s This is a man who of his own volition, out of his own strange sense of gesture cast himself willingly among various bands of brigands and cutthroats The lesson he exemplifies is this never volunteer for anything Never trust other men s word He allowed himself to be used as a figurehead and was as figureheads always are dashed to the ground But all that being said what a man His is a stirring story, and an indictment of the men around him in the early 1910s.Written in the classical manner of historical nonfiction by Peter Fleming, intrepid adventurer and reporter older brother of young Ian Fleming this rich tale is immensely readable, entertaining, and sagacious It is sumptuous but also economically told it exemplifies the great lineage of historical journalism.There s just no denying that its a very handsome book I m proud to own it proud to have it on my bookshelf It possesses many merits and all of them in heaping measure author s preface, author s dedication, list of illustrations and maps, brief sections of just photos only , footnotes, index, bibliography, glossary The prose is eloquent and exquisite in the best British format Fleming s pace is deliberate, perspicacious, and thoughtful He takes intricate bits of history and makes them lucid and marvellous I can think of no one else better than this gentleman to investigate this terrible wartime episode and deliver as he does the subtlest and finest verdict on it.It s extremely likely that I will continue to read further works by this author Bravo

  2. says:

    This book covered a lot about the Russian Civil War, the Allied intervention, and as the title suggests Admiral Kolchak s regime in Siberia I liked that the author tried to give perspectives of all the parties involved why the Bolsheviks were concerned about this, why the Czechs were worried about that It would be easy to describe events in terms that wrote several groups off as just plain evil, but instead he gave understanding to their motives, fears, and goals I enjoyed the writing style and would give this 4 stars A good option for anyone interested in the Russian Civil War or the Allied Intervention.

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  4. says:

    Short account of the Russian Civil War and Allied intervention, focusing on Aleksandr Kolchak s doomed All Russian Government Fleming does an able job mixing political analysis with narrative history all the players, from Allied statesmen to Russian revolutionaries and reactionaries, come through clearly, as do their roles and motivations in this complicated drama Fleming critiques Kolchak s misrule but expresses sympathy for the man himself, a brave sailor out of his depth running a country even a ramshackle republic Inevitably aspects of his account are ill phrased were the Czech Legions really craven traitors for wanting to get back to their home country instead of remaining pawns of foreign powers But you allow certain prejudices and outdated analysis with a book written 50 years ago.

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