Michael Wilson is the author of The Submariner’s War: The Indian Ocean 1939-1945.
As the guns fell silent on the Western front on November 11, 1918, civil war still continued in Russia. The White Russian army supporting the Tsar was still fighting the Bolsheviks, especially in the north of Russia. The Royal Navy sent a squadron of ships in support of the White Russians and British troops fought against the Bolsheviks on land. Murmansk and Archangel became British enclaves as soldiers and sailors fought a valiant but doomed war against the Bolsheviks. Michael Wilson tells the story of the Royal Navy's part in this little-known war.