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Eye-witness Accounts

One can certainly criticise the following accounts for their partiality, but still, they were there and we were not.

All are pdf format.

The Lost Legion

This book is quite brilliant in its coverage of the sort of fighting undertaken by the Czech Legion, right from the early days. Becvar writes of his personal experiences, not a history of the Legion as such, but those experiences were quite typical. The book includes 5 maps, which makes it quite a large file.

Many thanks to Steve Turn, who located and photocopied this book for me.

The Lost Legion

Memoirs of Alexander Albov

Dictated in old age by a former member of the Volunteer Army, who served on an armoured train and as an infantryman.

The RCW section of Recollections of Pre-revolutionary Russia, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the Balkans in the 1930s and service in the Vlasov Army in World War Two

The full document can be found (as a large .pdf file) at the Internet Archive.

Memoirs of Ivan Stenbock-Fermor

Dictated in old age by a former member of the Imperial Army and then the White forces in South Russia, it includes quite a long piece on his time in the Volunteer Army. He served in the regular cavalry.

RCW section of Memoirs of Life in Old Russia, World War I, Revolution, and in Emigration

The full document can be found (as a large .pdf file) at the Internet Archive.

Arms of Valor

The memoirs of a Ukrainian nationalist officer Pavlo Shandruk, It would pay to be a bit familiar with the events in the Ukraine before you read this, as it is otherwise a confusing blur of names, places and events.

Shandruk Account (note: this is an external link).

British Documents on Foreign Policy

The following are various reports on the military situation in Poland from 1920 made by British diplomats or officers. They relate to:

1 - Operations against Grodno, September 1920
2 - Operations around Lida, September 1920
3 - A report on Bolshevik Prisoners
4 - "War as waged in Poland"
5 - Excerpts from a report on the state of Poland for the middle of 1920
6 - Excerpts from a report on the state of Poland for the end of 1920

BDFP reports on Poland

Artillery on the Polish-Bolshevik Front, 1919-1920

An account by a US officer of his time during the Polish-Soviet war. Includes both technical artillery details and general observations about the war.

Published in the July and September issues of the Field Artillery Journal for 1923.

The main text
The attached photos

The Anti-Bolshevik movement in South Russia

This article was written by Lieutenant J. N. Kennedy, a British army officer, and originally appeared in the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute.

Much of it is quite commonplace: I have included it only for the personal accounts of the front line.

Kennedy Article
Map A ,   Map B ,   Map C

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