One of the most important conflicts of the 20th century, the Russian Civil War was the struggle that led to the formation of the Soviet Union. Following the overthrow of the Russian Provisional Government on 7 November 1917, the All-Russian Congress of Soviets met and handed over power to the Soviet Council of People's Commissars. Immediately forces began to assemble in opposition to the Bolshevik regime, and these became known as the Whites. This title examines the armour that they had at their disposal throughout the course of the war. It was a varied collection including British and French vehicles and, perhaps most famously, the armoured trains that enabled the Whites to dominate much of Siberia.
About the Author
David Bullock was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in Communication from Washington State University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Walla Walla University. Currently, he is a member of the Walla Walla University Communications and Languages faculty, and has received multiple professional awards, including being named the Walla Walla University Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 2013. He has been honored as a William Landeen Library Lecturer as well as a Humanities Washington Inquiring Minds Lecturer.
Andrei Aksenov is a well-respected Russian illustrator who has worked on a number of projects including Tanks of the Civil War for Armada. This is his first book for Osprey.
"Osprey's books on armored trains and units of the Russian Civil War (RCW) are simply awesome. The Armored Units books have information about each side's tanks, armored cars and train information... [and] discuss all of the armored vehicles... used by the Whites and Reds during the RCW... The information in these books is incredible; the photos provide invaluable information to allow gamers to construct or convert vehicles or additions to trains to suit their wargaming needs." -Michael Koznarsky, Historical Miniature Gamer (Issue 11)
"Very few books have been written, even in Russian, on armor in the Russian Civil War. This book, along with its companion volume from Osprey, David Bullock's Armored Units of the Russian Civil War: White and Allied, shed much new light on an overlooked phase in the development of armored fighting vehicles." -Military Vehicles