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:
…to the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George about the Government’s policy on Russia.
The War Secretary confirmed that the Prime Minister had: “decided that Colonel John Ward and the two British battalions at Omsk are to be withdrawn”. One week later, he sent Major Leonard Vining and Warrant Officer Emerson MacMillan to Siberia on the SS Stentor.
Little did he know that they would be captured by the Red Army and not released from their Moscow prisons until November 1920.
Read about their amazing story in Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners: The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War, available from Waterstones and independent bookshops later this month.
The Ivanovsky monastery in Moscow where the British were imprisoned in July 1920