The British "intervention" in Transcaspia, 1918-1919 / C. H. Ellis.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1963] .

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Subjects Russia (Federation) -- Zakaspiĭskai︠a︡ oblastʹ
World War, 1914-1918 -- Zakaspiĭskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (R.S.F.S.R.)
Zakaspiĭskai︠a︡ oblastʹ (R.S.F.S.R.) -- History.
Description 175 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps (on lining papers) ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1963]
©1963
Notes Transcaspia, was the name used from the second half of the 19th century until 1924 for the section of Russian Empire (and, for a few years, early Soviet Russia) to the east of the Caspian Sea, bounded to the south by Iran's Khorasan province and Afganistan, to the north by the former Russian province of Uralk, and to the northeast by the former Russian protectorates of Khiva and Bukhara. --taken from Wikipedia®
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171).
Summary Intervention by British-Indian troops in Transcaspia in 1918, and the temporary occupation of the great oil city of Baku by a British force from N.W. Persia, were to give rise to a controversy that continues today. This little-known military venture, hardly more than a sideshow of the First World War, has assumed considerable importance because of its use in Soviet Cold War propaganda in an area vital to the defense of the Western World. Colonel Ellis, who took part in the operations in Transcaspia and was an eyewitness of many key events, is the first to give a detailed authoritative account of what really happened. In the Soviet view, Britian, with the connivance of American "capitalism", perpetrated a delibrate act of aggression, as part of a long-term plan to seize and colonise Russian Central Asia: but from the British standpoint it was simply part of a hastily improvised plan to block a Turko-German advance through the Caucasus to India and Afghanistan. Colonel Ellis shows how the two contrasting versions arose, and throws light on the strange episode of the twenty-six Bolshevik Commissars supposedly shot on British orders, and in the presence of British officers, in the desert to the east of Krasnovodsk in 1918.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Russia (Federation)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)406302
(OCoLC)ocm00406302
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ellis, Charles Howard, 1895-1975.
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