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Discussions about Russian History => Russian Imperial Medals, Orders, Uniforms & Militaria => Topic started by: Ausmanov on August 07, 2009, 05:09:04 PM

Title: Australian troops in the Russian civil war
Post by: Ausmanov on August 07, 2009, 05:09:04 PM
I dont know if this is out of your time frame but I read somewhere that a small contingent of Australian troops travelled to Russia to aid the allied and white Russian forces during the civil war. I know nothing else about their involvement and was hoping someone could enlighten me. I understand if you cant, but i would appreciate any information.
Title: Re: Australian troops in the Russian civil war
Post by: Mike on August 08, 2009, 05:49:37 AM
Read this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_contribution_to_the_Allied_Intervention_in_Russia_1918%E2%80%931919).
Title: Re: Australian troops in the Russian civil war
Post by: Ausmanov on August 12, 2009, 07:19:29 PM
Thanks for that Mike. I honestly thought that the Australians, my country men, did more for the war but i was mistaken.
Title: Re: Australian troops in the Russian civil war
Post by: Mike on August 13, 2009, 03:52:54 AM
As we see it today, no Western power did enough to help the Whites - including Britain, France and USA whose resources were much much greater than Australians'.
Title: Re: Australian troops in the Russian civil war
Post by: Ausmanov on August 13, 2009, 04:04:45 PM
I agree completely, the consequences of that mistake were severe.