BATTLE IN THE BALTIC: The Royal Navy and the Fight to Save Estonia and Latvia, 1918-1920
After the WWI armistice but before the Versailles Treaty was ratified, Britain sent the Royal Navy to protect the fragile independence of the newly liberated states of Estonia and Latvia from Bolshevik Russian aggression. For two years, the Navy fought battles against the Red Navy and weather in the Baltic Sea, and against White Russian and German Freicorps troops -- each intent on a Baltic land grab. Hundreds of ships were successfully involved in aiding Estonian and Latvian forces. Patrolling, open sea battles, and 'PT-boat'-style raids populate the campaign that saw three VCs awarded and ships sunk in battle and by leftover WWI mines. Well-written, too.1 vol, 304 pgs 2021 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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