From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian

From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian

From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19 [Download] ➾ From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19 By Benjamin Isitt – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This ground breaking book brings to a life a forgotten chapter in the history of Canada and Russia the journey of , Canadian soldiers from Victoria to Vladivostok in to help defeat Bolshevism Combini This ground breaking book brings to Vladivostok: Kindle Õ to a life a forgotten chapter in the history of Canada and Russia the journey of , Canadian soldiers from Victoria to Vladivostok into help defeat Bolshevism Combining military and labour history with the social history of BC, Quebec, and Russia, Benjamin Isitt examines how the Siberian Expedition exacerbated tensions within Canadian society at a time when a radicalized working class, many French Canadians, and even the soldiers themselves objected to a military adventure designed to counter the Russian Revolution The result is a highly readable and provocative work that challenges From Victoria PDF \ public memory of the First World War while illuminating tensions both in Canada and worldwide that shaped the course of twentieth century history.


10 thoughts on “From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19

  1. Davide Davide says:

    This was a good in depth look at an important moment in Canadian history that has received far too little attention because of how embarrassing it is for the government In sum Canada joined the coalition of nations attempting to crush the Bolshevik revolution They failed, and it was due in large part to the labour movement at home I m glad Isitt has made this historyaccessible.


  2. Matt Matt says:

    Isitt looks at a rather unknown topic in Canadian history, the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force and their occupation of Vladivostok during the Russian Civil War He also looks at the preparations of the force while stationed in Victoria, arguing it was heavily influenced by socialist and communist forces While Isitt tries to highlight how socialism and communism, the so called Bolshevik threat, was an active player in the Canadian soldiers involved, he largely does not make the connection Isitt looks at a rather unknown topic in Canadian history, the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force and their occupation of Vladivostok during the Russian Civil War He also looks at the preparations of the force while stationed in Victoria, arguing it was heavily influenced by socialist and communist forces While Isitt tries to highlight how socialism and communism, the so called Bolshevik threat, was an active player in the Canadian soldiers involved, he largely does not make the connection withstand scrutiny It is apparent that these ideas were spread among the soldiers, but the argument that they were heavily swayed by it does not hold up, and soundslike he is trying to force a connection that simply was not there in order to mollify a reviewer at some stage That said it is a really interesting tale, and one that does not get a lot of publicity largely because it failed in its main objective to keep the Bolsheviks from taking over Vladivostok


  3. Trevor Ford Trevor Ford says:

    Interesting field of study that unfortunately fails to convince because of the authors lack of objectivity.


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