Re: Conscription of British Jews into Russia Army c. WWI #general


Snillop47@...
 

The latest book on this subject is by Harry Shukman,War or Revolution: Russian
Jews and Conscription in Britain 1917 ( Vallentine, Mitchell, London, 2006). A
convention of 1917 pressurised Russian Jewish men in Britain to join the British
Army or to return to Russia to fight with the Russian Army.there were 31,000 men in
this catergory of who slightly fewer that 4,000 went to Russia, apparently
reluctantly.

Harold Pollins,
Oxford

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