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Author Isitt, Benjamin, 1978-

Title From Victoria to Vladivostok : Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19 / Benjamin Isitt
Published Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 299 pages) : maps, digital file
Series Studies in Canadian military history, 1449-6251
Studies in Canadian military history. 1449-6251
Contents Why Siberia? -- Canada's road to Siberia. 1917 : a breach in the Allied front ; Vladivostok : 1917 ; The road to intervention ; Mobilization ; Departure day -- Vladivostok and back. Vladivostok : 1919 ; "Up country" and evacuation ; Afterword
Summary "This highly readable and provocative book brings to life a forgotten chapter in the history of Canada and Russia-the journey of 4,200 Canadian soldiers from Victoria to Vladivostok in 1918 to help defeat Bolshevism. It illuminates how the Siberian Expedition exacerbated tensions within Canadian society at a time when a radicalized working class, many French-Canadians, and even the soldiers themselves objected to a military adventure designed to counter the Russian Revolution."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force (Siberia) -- History.
Labor movement -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
USSR -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920 -- Participation, Canadian.
Vladivostok (Russia) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0774818034 (electronic bk.)
9780774818032 (electronic bk.)