Rare and First Edition. Published by Leonard Parsons, London, 1926.  In very good condition with original blind-stamped cloth blocked in gilt on the spine. The covers are marked and rubbed. The spine gutters are rubbed and have split along the front at the head and near the tail. The corners are bumped and slightly frayed.

 

An account of the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia during World War One. Czechs and Slovaks formed units in the Czarist Russian Army as well as the French and Italian. After Russia had taken many Czechs and Slovaks as POWs from the Austro-Hungarian Army they requested to join these units. Eventually they became an army independent of the Russians and under the authority of the Czechoslovak National Council.

 

After the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk the Soviet Union planned to return the former POWs to Austria-Hungary. The Czechoslovak Legion rebelled and fought the Red Army and the White Army on their way to Vladivostok.

The March of the Seventy Thousand by Henry Baerlein

£125.00Price
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