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[Constantinople, February ], 1920. Part I. - [White Russian Refugees who fled Odessa aboard the Habsburg] "To the Chief of the British Commission in Constantinople". [Constantinople, February 1920]. Manuscript, 8 pp. quarto, text in black pen followed by numerous original signatures in pencil and indigo crayon, affixed with contemporary pin in upper left corner (Very Good, some slight staining and light smudging to a few signatures but all still legible, old horizonal folds). [accompanied by:] Part II. - "Special Order No. 43 By Major-General H.C. Holman, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., Commanding British Military Mission in South Russia [conveying the text of a letter by] J.M de Robeck, Vice-Admiral and H.G. Reid, Lieut.-Col., Novorossisk [Novorossiysk], February 24, 1920." Contemporary Manuscript Copy of an Original, 1 p. quarto, blue pen on lined paper (Very Good, slightly toned, old vertical folds). A fascinating mini-archive concerning the evacuation of White Russian refugees from Odessa in February 1920, fleeing the ‘Red Terror’ that threatened to befall them upon the expected Bolshevik capture of the city; the highlight of which is Part I, the original manuscript ‘thank you letter’ addressed to the British nation by refugees who, with British assistance, escaped Odessa aboard the ship ‘Habsburg’, reaching safety in Constantinople; Part II is a contemporary manuscript copy of a British military "General Order" commending the efforts of the British forces in Odessa in assisting the evacuation of refugees from the city. In the winter of 1919-1920, during the height of the Russian … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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