The Ukrainian Revolution, July-December 1918

The Ukrainian Revolution July December The peasant anarchist Nestor Makhno was a key figure of the Russian Civil War Driven into exile at the end of the war he produced several volumes of memoirs Each of these works is

  • Title: The Ukrainian Revolution, July-December 1918
  • Author: Nestor Makhno
  • ISBN: 9781926878058
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • The peasant anarchist Nestor Makhno 1888 1934 was a key figure of the Russian Civil War 1918 1921 Driven into exile at the end of the war, he produced several volumes of memoirs Each of these works is self contained as each deals with a separate phase of his life story The Ukrainian Revolution is the third volume of his memoirs, first published in 1937 this isThe peasant anarchist Nestor Makhno 1888 1934 was a key figure of the Russian Civil War 1918 1921 Driven into exile at the end of the war, he produced several volumes of memoirs Each of these works is self contained as each deals with a separate phase of his life story The Ukrainian Revolution is the third volume of his memoirs, first published in 1937 this is the first appearance of the work in English In early July 1918 Nestor Makhno, penniless and starving, returned to his Ukrainian homeland from which he had fled a few weeks earlier to seek political refuge in Soviet Russia As a peasant anarchist revolutionary he was forced to live a perilous underground existence, for Ukraine was occupied by the powerful Austro German army, supported by the large landowners With a tiny band of comrades he embarked on a guerilla campaign against the occupying forces and the rural gentry, concentrating on night raids and roadside ambushes Once the movement got rolling, the Makhnovists engaged in a total of 117 armed clashes in the fall of 1918.By the end of the year the insurgent movement headed by Makhno controlled up to 70 raions counties in southeast Ukraine and had fielded an army capable of defending the liberated zone from its formidable enemies and launching attacks on major cities Volume 3 of his memoirs tells the amazing story of the birth of this peasant revolutionary army, a force which aimed not only to drive out the unwelcome invaders but to create a new, anarcho communist society.

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    1. Anarcho Communist peasant turned guerrilla leader.At first Makhno and his men fought against the Russian white army and supported the Bolshewiks But later attempted to found a an anarchist society in a territory in the Ukraine Which lasted for 2 years before the Soviet Union took it over.In 1921 he was forced into exile and Makhno died in 1934 in France.Makhno is also considered to be the developer of the Tachanka a horse drawn machine gun platform

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    1. A fascinating insight into the events of 1918 from the man who led them Such a shame that this 3rd volume of his memoirs was the final one after the Nazis destroyed all his remaining unpublished work.


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