The Daily Express two-page feature on my book can be found at the link below. Although the title of the article is Winston Churchill: Secret Shame in the Russian Revolution, there is clear evidence in the book that Churchill worked harder than anyone to secure the release of Captain Horrocks and the last prisoners of war in World War One.
When the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, planned to meet Lenin’s envoys in May 1920 and reopen trade with Russia, the Secretary for War declared in a secret Cabinet Office memorandum that the return of “all British prisoners of war captured in Siberia…should be the sine qua non of further negotiations.” See Chapter 14 and Appendix 4 for the details.
Signed copies of Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners are available in the following London bookshops: Foyles in Charing Cross Road; Waterstones in Trafalgar Square; Blackwells in Holborn; London Review Bookshop by the British Museum; and Barnes Bookshop. I will be adding to this list on Thursday 11 April.
On Saturday 20 April, I will be signing at One Tree Bookshop in Petersfield at 10.30 and on Wednesday 24 April, I will be talking about the colourful characters and their extraordinary ordeal in Hungerford with tickets available at:
On Friday morning, 5th April, I will be joining Julian Clegg on his BBC Radio Solent Breakfast Show from 9 a.m. available on 96.1FM & 103.8FM, DAB in Hampshire and Dorset.
Later that day, Waterstones is giving the book its official launch in their Winchester High Street shop, beginning at 6 p.m.
Prior to the publication of Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners, I have written an article on Churchill’s Siberian Strategy in March 1919, for Dan Snow’s History Hit website, which can be read here: