The Battle of the Baltic 1918/20
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About the Event
Steve Dunn, local Author, on his latest book, ‘The Battle in the Baltic 1918/20.’ Steve specialises in sea battle of the First World War and copies of this his latest book will be on sale on the night and Steve will be happy to sign copies.
Though, for most participants, the First World War ended on 11 November 1918, the Royal Navy found itself, despite four years of slaughter and war weariness, fighting a fierce and brutal battle in the Baltic Sea against Bolshevik Russia in an attempt to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia. This new book by Steve R Dunn describes the events of those two years when RN ships and men, under the command of Rear Admiral Alexander-Sinclair, found themselves in a maelstrom of chaos and conflicting loyalties, and facing multiple opponents - the communist forces of the Red Army and Navy, led by Leon Trotsky; the gangs of freebooting German soldiers, the Freikorps, intent on keeping the Baltic states under German domination; and the White Russian forces, bent on retaking Petrograd and rebuilding the Russian Empire
Sponsored by Sutcliffe & Co.
- Adult Ticket (Non Member)£5£50£0
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