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Freeing the Baltic free pdf In 1919 the Baltic was in ferment. The Red Army struggled to take over the nascent Baltic states- Finland was in revolt- German armies rampaged through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. As White armies marched on revolutionary Petrograd, the new governments of the Baltic states appealed desperately to the Allies for assistance. Into this anarchy sailed a small British flotilla of light cruisers and destroyers. Opposing them were three Russian battleships and a host of lighter vessels. Rear Admiral Sir Walter Cowan was given no clear instructions from the British Admiralty as to what he was expected to achieve, and, as negotiations continued through the armistice, he effectively had to make his own policy. He succeeded to devastating effect. Despite having only a tiny force, he succeeded in improvizing one of most daring raids ever staged by the British navy - an attack which penetrated into the heart of inpregnable Kronstadt and sank two Russian battleships. He outmanoeuvered the Germans and the Whites in a game of cat and mouse, raid and counter raid which left Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania free and which formed the basis of a permanent bond between these three countries and Britain.

About Geoffrey Bennett

GEOFFREY BENNETT BEGAN his literary career with a series of naval adventure novels written under the pseudonym 'Sea Lion'. Later, under his own name, he wrote several naval histories covering, amongst other topics, Nelson, Admiral Charles Lord Beresford (Charlie B) and Jutland. During the Second World War he saw active service at Salerno (where he was awarded the DSC and went on to command HMS St Bride's Bay). After the war he spent some time as naval attache in Moscow. He died in 1983.

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Author : Geoffrey Bennett
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Data Published : 10 May 2002
ISBN : 184341001X
EAN : 9781843410010
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 254 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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