‘A Bad Business’: British Responses to Mutinies Among Local Forces in Northern Russia

  title={‘A Bad Business’: British Responses to Mutinies Among Local Forces in Northern Russia},
  author={Steven Balbirnie},
  journal={Revolutionary Russia},
  pages={129 - 148}
This article examines a series of mutinies that occurred in 1918 and 1919 among military units in Northern Russia and how the British command responded to them. The specific incidents under consideration are the 1918 mutiny of the 1st Arkhangel'sk Regiment, the mutiny of the British-recruited Dyer’s Battalion, and the 1919 Onega mutiny. This study explores the response of the British command to these incidents, and the impact that mutinous outbreaks had on overall British morale and strategy… 



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