Krassnoff Peter Nicolaevitch - From double eagle to red flag


Author : Krassnoff Peter Nicolaevitch
Title : From double eagle to red flag
Year : 1930

Link download : Krassnoff_Peter_Nicolaevitch_-_From_double_eagle_to_red_flag.zip

Translator's preface to foreign edition. Before presenting the translation of General Krassnoff's book "From Double Eagle to Red Flag" to the English-speaking public, the translators would like to introduce the author and his work. The well-known Russian writer Kouprin expresses his opinion of this book in the Paris newspaper "La Cause Commune" in the following terms "General Krassnoff has much to narrate. He has witnessed and himself taken part in many events during these terrible years, events so horrible and great, gruesome and heroic, that they would have sufficed for at least ten ordinary lives. And one must admit, judging by the first volume, that the author describes vividly and with real talent all the facts he is acquainted with and the events he has personally witnessed and experienced." The author has had indeed exceptional opportunities for observation. A Don Cossack by birth, he began his military career as a Lieutenant in the Atamansky Guard Cossack regiment at St. Petersburg, and soon became known as a dashing cavalry officer and sportsman, and as a writer on military subjects. During the Japanese war he was at the front as a military correspondent. On his return he served in various parts of European Russia and in Siberia. The Great War found him in command of a Cossack cavalry regiment in Poland, at the head of which he won by a brilliant charge his St. George's cross. He successively commanded a cavalry brigade, a division and the famous 3rd Cavalry Corps. ...

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