Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20 Book Review
|Date of Review||June 2019||Title||Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20|
|Author||Nigel Thomas, Toomas Boltowsky||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||64 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$20.00|
The 11 November 1918 armistice ending World War I failed to silence pockets of regional European strife.
Old empires collapsed. And newly independent states fought to preserve freshly found freedom amidst foreign and domestic foes – especially revanchist Soviet Russia.
Now Toomas Boltowsky and Nigel Thomas survey a facet of that fighting in Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20 – 227th in Osprey Publishing’s vast “Elite” range.
Figure modelers will certainly love this succinct, 64-page study. The lavishly illustrated little book sports dozens of clear period photos and 28 beautifully executed uniform plates with color notes. Contents cover key combatants:
- Red Army
- White Russian Forces
Accompanying commentary recaps organizations, uniforms, insignia, units, branches, equipment, and weapons of each. Text also notes significant personalities, actions, locations, and even naval forces.
Abbreviations, a map, tables, extended captions, and an index augment the account. But don’t expect a selected bibliography. So you’re on your own for further study of this terrific topic.
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!