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THOMPSON, Capt. Donald C.
Blood Stained Russia
New York: Leslie-Judge Company, 1918. First edition. Extended photo-essay of the 1917 Russian Revolution, beginning with the weeks preceding the February uprising and concluding with the author's escape to Japan during the Bolshevik ascendancy of October. Thompson was in Russia covering events on the Eastern Front during WW1 for Leslie's Weekly; when it became clear that the Revolution was imminent he reassigned himself to documenting its progress. While Thompson's personal sympathies were clearly not with the Bolsheviks, his camera eye was comparatively free of bias, and he documented atrocities and triumphs on both sides of the conflict. The result was an early triumph of photojournalism and one of the few coherent documentary records of the March - October events. Foreword by his fellow Leslie's reporter Florence MacLeod Harper. Quarto (31.5cm); publisher's cloth boards with photo-pictorial inset; viii, 200pp (chiefly illus). Mild to moderate rubbing to boards; endpapers foxed; scattered thumbsoil to text; Very Good.
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