Various articles, books and materials I have written, translated or assembled over the years, arranged into sections that relate to the same period or place.
The newest material is on the top.
This is the memoirs of Sergei Mamontov, who fought with the Volunteer Army horse artillery through almost the entire war. This is my favourite book on the war, mixing personal experiences with discussions of horse artillery tactics from a man who served a gun first hand.
Short accounts of the various campaigns by people who were actually there.
Sections of Ludovic Grondijs's epic "La Guerre en Russie et en Siberie" in English and French pertaining to Siberia in the Russian Civil War. Not just an eye-witness, but one who spent a lot of time in the front lines. Includes sections with Kolchak's army and with the Japanese.
In 1919 the Crimea fell to the Reds, only to be reconquered by the Whites a few months later. The main course of events is given from the Red side, which can be difficult to find for a Soviet failure.
Material relating to the Battle of Warsaw in August 1920.
It includes the bulk of Wladyslaw Sikorski's book, From the Vistula to Wkra, also published in French as "La Campagne Polono-Russe de 1920". Sikorski commanded the 5th Army operating north of Warsaw at the crucial time of the Battle of Warsaw, and is a interesting and often detailed account of the fighting there.
A discussion on the nature of the early war, and articles on various battles and small campaigns from that period.
An account of the successful defence of Orenburg by the Soviets in mid-1919.
Articles about the history of the Semirechye/Turkestan area, and the Semirechensk Cossack Host that fought local Reds for control of it.
Various materials around Makhno, and in particular his greatest military success.
An account of the fortunes of the White armies in the North-West of Russia, and their attacks on Petrograd.
The theatre of Chapaev and Frunze, rather neglected in most non-Russian histories of the war.
Some Polish studies of the Battle of Warsaw and the situation which led Pilsudski to offer battle there.
A look at one of the great adventurers of the Russian Civil War and his involvement in one of the least known campaigns.
While the campaigns of Denikin in the Ukraine and Wrangel near Tsaritsyn were under way, there was also quite a lot of fighting around Astrakhan. This section links some information relating to that – although not in anything like a systematic manner.
A study of the Freikorps campaigns in the Baltic in 1919, with particular attention to the Battle of Cēsis.
An introduction to the campaigns Poland fought against Galician Ukraine and the Soviets in 1919.
A translation of Colonel Dobrynin's book about the Don Cossacks' war with Soviet Russia.
The most famous action of the Soviet-Polish War of 1920 analysed in some detail.
Some articles discussing cavalry in the Russian Civil War and Russo-Polish War. They include both technical discussions and examples of actual operations.