THE DESTRUCTION OF NIKOLAEVSK-ON-AMUR. An Episode in the Russian Civil War in the Far East, 1920 (Russia and Asia, No. 2)

THE DESTRUCTION OF NIKOLAEVSK-ON-AMUR. An Episode in the Russian Civil War in the Far East, 1920 (Russia and Asia, No. 2)
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PublishingDate: 1993
Publisher: Fairbanks, AK:The Limestone Press
Condition: Fine
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: No jacket
Price: $175.00
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Fairbanks, AK:The Limestone Press. 1993. xxxiii+395pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Red boards with title in gilt on front cover and spine strip still bright but with light soiling to page edges. Internally clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. A very good, bright copy. *"This is a translation of a comprehensive account of the so-called 'Nikolaevsk Incident.'. The events occurred in the winter and spring of 1920 in a small town at the mouth of the Amur River in the Russian Far East.  During that time, it is estimated that 6,000 people were killed, and the town was burned to the ground by a band of Red partisans led by Yakov Triapitsyn. The slaughter caused international repercussions because the casualties included not only Russians but also about 700 Japanese, including civilians and a small Japanese garrison. The annihilation of the latter led the Japanese to demand compensation and gave them an excuse to occupy North Sakhalin until 1925."...Intro

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