THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND THE CZECH LEGION

The British Library is truly a wonderful thing.I  discover a little known and read book on the Czech Legion. I  type it into the BL  search section and up it pops ‘The Bolsheviks and the Czech Legion’ by Victor M Fic published in New Dehli in 1974……and the BL  has the only copy in Britain and its waiting for me to read in only 70 minutes at St. Pancras.Fantastic work.While I’m idling there I type in ‘THE ALARM CHICAGO’ the newspaper pruduced by Albert and Lucy Parsons and fuck me gently – they not only have copies on microfiche but a couple of hard copies!! Brilliant. The Fic book takes apart both Bolshevik and Western accounts of the Legion – showing instead a democratic movement which overthrew it’s own officers and fought one of the most remarkable military campaigns of all time.

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3 responses to “THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND THE CZECH LEGION

  1. daz

    I love public libraries (some more than other to be sure)

  2. Nick an old Shakespeare tome and you get 8 years or so bird. De fraud thousands out of all their life savings etc to grab millions and you get a 3 stretch. Not that Libraries are to blame of course.

  3. Ray

    Have you read James Meek’s The People’s Act Of Love? A ripping yarn about revolution, love, castration cults and the Czech Legion. In the acknowledgements the author mentions The Czechoslovak Legions in Russia,1914-1920 by John Bradley.

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