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MEMORIES OF ANS

WAITING FOR THE NIGHT MAN<p>Many years ago I went to Amsterdam thinking I had a job lined up but it disappeared as soon as I got there. With money low …

ON A ROLL…

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The Evacuation of Novorossisk 5 : “A Lovely Sight to See…”

<i>On Sun. 21st Mar. 1920 we received orders to evacuate Novorossisk. By Tuesday 23rd Mar. 1920 we had packed up nearly all our stores & had broken up</i> …

Grandparents

The Evacuation of Novorossisk : The Cossacks~They Shoot Horses Don’t They?

‘Exodus’. Monument at Novorossisk. Image available at http://travelask.ru/russia/novorossiysk [accessed 10/3/2018].<p><i>The Russian army left Novorossisk</i> …

Evacuation of Novorossisk 3 : Civilians

Image:Copyright The Author<p><i>A few days before the evacuation one of our generals named General Holman promised the Russian General Deniken that the</i> …

I MAY BUY THE TIMES

No time to be shellfish

General Holman

<i>A few days before the evacuation one of our generals named General Holman promised the Russian General Deniken (sic) that the British Troops would</i> …

The Evacuation of Novorossisk : 2

From The Barrier Miner, March 8th, 1920. Available at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/45504059 [accessed 23/02/2018].<p>So granddad is in …

Sketch Pad

Mutt & Jeff

It so happens that my granddads’ medals have turned up in the safekeeping of my Dads brother and his wife who have sent me these excellent pictures …

The Evacuation of Novorossisk: 1

Ivan Vladimirov. The flight of the bourgeoisie from Novorossiysk in 1920 Series: Cycle of documentary sketches of 1917-1922<p><i>On Sun. 21st Mar. 1920 we</i> …

FROZEN

Picture by The Author based on a photograph of soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad. Photo available at …

DUCK!

<i>Every evening in Novorossisk we used to go shooting wild ducks with our rifles on the coast of the Black Sea.</i><p>Image copyright Scott Papers.<p>We are in …

EKATERINODAR TO NOVOROSSISK : THE PRINCESS & A MARRIAGE

Image:Copyright The Author.<p>Last week we skipped forward to some entries from Novorossisk to cover the Green Guards. This week we briefly go back to …

World History

RETURN TO NOVOROSSISK : The Green Guards

The Green Guards, their faces blurred by fire and time. An artists impression. Image:The Author.<p><i>We arrived at Ekaterinodar at 10pm on Monday 12th</i> …

World History

THE RAF IN SOUTH RUSSIA : A BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Evacuation of Taganrog. Copyright The Author.<p>The RAF were arrived in South Russia in April 1919 under the auspices of the RAF Training Mission as …

War

ROSTOV:’A Terrible Sight’

Here’s a map to remind you where we are. Russia 1919. Adapted from Kapisto’s dissertation (Kopisto, p.194).<p><i>The distance from Taganrog to Rostov is</i> …

World History

PET HATES

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THE DASHING GENERAL PYOTR WRANGEL

General Pyotr Wrangel. Image available at https://alchetron.com/Pyotr-Nikolayevich-Wrangel [accessed 1/1/2018].<p>General Wrangel, second in command to …

World History

PERIPHERIES OPEN EXHIBITION, GOREY.

I popped up to Gorey just before Christmas to see Peripheries open at the new Periphery Space in Gorey, Co.Wexford. I am glad I did too. It is a …

Art

OXO MORONS

Ah, I couldn’t help myself. Thanks to you all for all your shares, comments and likes. Much appreciated. May 2018 be the best yet. And hopefully all …

DENIKIN’S ARMY : THE WHITE RUSSIANS

General Denikin. Available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anton_Denikin_1918-1919.jpg<p>Well I told you last week we would be heading off …

World History

ALEXEI TOLSTOY~The Scuttling of the Black Sea Fleet at Novorossiisk 1918

Floating of the Sea (Novorossiysk). Photo: Skubsky Aleaxy, 2015. Available at http://lite.35photo.ru/photo_821636/ [accessed 13/12/2017].<p>We heard …

Sailing

RETREAT FROM TAGANROG

<i>We started retreating at 3pm on New Years Day and we took all our Bolshie prisoners with us. I was one of the advance guard and on the march to the</i> …

War

TOP TEN POSTS 2017

To all my Mermaids Purse followers thanks you for all the comments follows and shares, always much a

Top 10

South Russia Winter Kit 1919-1920

I was going to do some illustrations for this post but other things are taking priority right now so I will have to save the pictures for the …

ART & SUICIDE: DOROTHY HALE AND EVELYN McHALE

Last week I wrote of one of my Museum visit of a show of the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in 1998. as well as a post on Kahlo’s …

UP THE LINE : EKATERINODA, ROSTOV & TAGANROG

<i>We en-trained in cattle trucks en-route for Taganrog via Ekaterinoda & Rostov at 6pm on Thursday 18th Dec. 1919. We arrived at Taganrog at 3am on</i> …

SKETCH PAD : SECRET SANTA