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Dreams of a great small nation : the mutinous army that threatened a revolution, destroyed an empire, founded a republic, and remade the map of Europe

Author: Kevin J McNamara
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2016 ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered on the edge of the abyss, exhausted by the ruinous cost in blood and treasure of the First World War. As Imperial Russia and Habsburg-ruled Austria-Hungary began to succumb, a small group of Czech and Slovak combat veterans stranded in Siberia saw an opportunity to realize their long-held dream of independence. While their plan was audacious  Read more...
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McNamara, Kevin J.
Dreams of a great small nation.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2016
(OCoLC)945215281
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J McNamara
ISBN: 9781610394857 1610394852
OCLC Number: 945738468
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 395 pages) : maps
Contents: Losing a great war --
Under enemy eyes --
Inside enemy lands --
Masaryk's exile --
Russia unravels --
The odyssey begins --
The seizure of Siberia --
The ambivalent intervention --
The moment of truth --
The view from Siberia.
Responsibility: Kevin J. McNamara.

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In 1917, two empires that had dominated much of Europe and Asia teetered on the edge of the abyss, exhausted by the ruinous cost in blood and treasure of the First World War. As Imperial Russia and Habsburg-ruled Austria-Hungary began to succumb, a small group of Czech and Slovak combat veterans stranded in Siberia saw an opportunity to realize their long-held dream of independence. While their plan was audacious and complex, and involved moving their 50,000-strong army by land and sea across three-quarters of the earth's expanse, their commitment to fight for the Allies on the Western Front riveted the attention of Allied London, Paris, and Washington. On their journey across Siberia, a brawl erupted at a remote Trans-Siberian rail station that sparked a wholesale rebellion. The marauding Czecho-Slovak Legion seized control of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and with it Siberia. In the end, this small band of POWs and deserters, whose strength was seen by Leon Trotsky as the chief threat to Soviet rule, helped destroy the Austro-Hungarian Empire and found Czecho-Slovakia.

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