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Offline pioneer

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HMS MARLBOROUGH
« on: April 25, 2010, 11:47:15 AM »
Hi, i have been trying to find out any information regarding some members of HMS Marlborough's crew.

According to sources:

 "20 seamen from HMS Marlborough were awarded the Cross of St George by Gen Dobrorol'sky for fighting against Bolsheviks near Odessa in 1919?"

have any of you guy's heard about this or do any of you have any information relating to this.

 

Offline I.S. Graznichov

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Re: HMS MARLBOROUGH
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 09:12:30 PM »
Did you know that the HMS Marlborough was the ship that rescued the last of the Russian nobility?

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Re: HMS MARLBOROUGH
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 01:23:10 AM »
Hi, yes i did, however i am trying to work out why 20 British seamen would have been awarded this Russian Gallantry medal.

I am presuming that they must have been on land fighting Bolsheviks, if so why was they on land and what did they do that deserved a medal?

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Re: HMS MARLBOROUGH
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 12:39:30 AM »
pioneer your best bet is to try the world navel ships forum ?

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Re: HMS MARLBOROUGH
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 05:21:22 AM »
Hi, yes i did, however i am trying to work out why 20 British seamen would have been awarded this Russian Gallantry medal.

I am presuming that they must have been on land fighting Bolsheviks, if so why was they on land and what did they do that deserved a medal?

Regards
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