By Martin O'Connor
This e-book is the results of a long time of private learn and several other journeys in another country by way of Marty OConnor, and culminated in what's arguably the definitive paintings with regards to Austro-Hungarian aces. The writing during this booklet is neither eloquent nor poetic, however the info is worthy. OConnor offers a biographical define of every ace recognized in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, together with the variety of victories (and the victory lists of numerous significant aces), any own history on hand at the pilot in query and as a lot postwar info as attainable. the place no info exists relating to things like a pilots birthplace, photograph, or postwar profession, OConnor particularly makes word of it so the reader is left with out query marks. a number of appendices hint very important info resembling destinations of airfields, maps of conflict components and colour schemes of many aces planes.
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9 To test the sincerity of Soviet assurances about wishing to export products instead of propaganda, the British stipulated that the Trade Delegation could only come to London if Maxim Litvinov were excluded. ) Although the Soviet government might very well have chosen to challenge the Foreign Office on this issue, it did not, and instead ordered Litvinov to remain in Denmark when the rest of the delegation proceeded to England in late May. Chicherin later expressed regret over this decision to bow to British demands - a decision no doubt prompted by the danger of Poland's invasion and Soviet fears that England might begin backing Wrangel's forces.
The Commander-in-Chief directly disputed Lenin's insistence on an early offensive into the Crimea, pointing to the Caucasian and Polish fronts as the areas of greatest concern. 40 Although Kamenev loyally drew up orders to prepare for an assault into the peninsula for the end of March, this report of 16 March reveals a growing independence and even rebelliousness on the part of Glavkom. Whereas Lenin and Trotsky preferred a more passive posture on the Polish front while in the process of occupying the Caucasus and the Crimea, relying on propaganda and wary of provocations, the Army leadership was more desirous of maintaining a bolder posture of military preparedness along the Western front.
Chicherin 1 (March 22) 'the real difficulty ... arose from the fact that there were extremists on both sides'. - Krasin 2 Uune 16) During Russia's Civil War, when the Allied powers were intervening to aid the anti-Bolshevik forces, Soviet leaders tended to view Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as obstacles to their policy of spreading revolutions to the West. But these states, especially Estonia, were also being used as a staging area by White Guardists, such as Yudenich, who launched an assault aimed at Petrograd in the autumn of 1919.