As Winston Churchill and the cabinet of Lloyd George clashed over ideologies, 14 British soldiers became trapped in a cold, hostile Siberia. In the first of a two-part feature, Rupert Wieloch takes up the story.

Part One

On January 10, 1919, the MP for Dundee, Winston Churchill, took over from Viscount as Secretary of State for War in David Lloyd George’s coalition government. One week later, he travelled to France for the opening of the Versailles Peace Conference with delegates from 27 countries.


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