One can certainly criticise
the following accounts for their partiality, but still, they were there
and we were not.
Memoirs of Alexander
Dictated in old age by a former member of the Volunteer Army, who
served on an armoured train and as an infantryman.
of Pre-revolutionary Russia,
the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the Balkans in the
1930’s and service in the Vlasov Army in World War Two
(will open in a
The full document can be found (as a very large .pdf file) at the
Memoirs of Ivan
Dictated in old age by a former member of the Imperial Army and then the
White forces in South Russia, it includes quite a long piece on his
time in the Volunteer Army. He served in the regular cavalry.
of Memoirs of Life in Old Russia,
I, Revolution, and in Emigration in
(will open in a
The full document can be
(as a very large .pdf file) at the Internet
Arms of Valor
The memoirs of a
Ukrainian nationalist officer Pavlo Shandruk, can be
(note: this is an external link and will open in a
new window). It would pay to be a bit familiar with the events in the
Ukraine before you read this, as it is otherwise a confusing blur of
names, places and events.
British Documents on
The following are various reports on the military situation in Poland
from 1920 made by British diplomats or officers. They relate to:
1 - Operations against Grodno, September 1920
2 - Operations around Lida, September 1920
3 - A report on Bolshevik Prisoners
4 - "War as waged in Poland"
5 - Excerpts from a report on the state of Poland for the middle of
6 - Excerpts from a report on the state of Poland for the end of 1920
Artillery on the
Polish-Bolshevik Front, 1919-1920
An account by a US officer of his time during the
Polish-Soviet war. Includes both technical artillery details and
general observations about the war.
Published in the July and September issues of the Field
for 1923. They are 12 and 14 MB pdf files.
movement in South Russia
This article was written by Lieutenant J. N. Kennedy, a British army
officer, and originally appeared in the Journal of the Royal United
Much of it is quite commonplace: I have included it only for the
personal accounts of the front line.