Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners

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Publisher: Casemate www.casematepublishing.co.uk ISBN: 9781612007533 Hardback, 256 pages RRP: £20

In 1917, as the Russian revolution forced a myriad of strident political ideology upon its people and left even more death and destruction across the world, a young Winston Churchill, fresh back from the Western Front, was serving as War Minister.

Then a vocally voracious member of a right-leaning Liberal Party, he believed Britain should support the (anti-communist) White Russians and “destroy Bolshevik buffoonery in its lair”.

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