Troublous Times by Captain A. H. Brun
As the First World War drew to a close, the fate of the thousands of prisoners of war interred in Russia still hung in the balance. As part of the Danish legation charged with the care of Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war, Captain A. H. Brun took up special assignment for the relief of those prison camps in Russian Central Asia, at the far-flung edge of the empire.
The events that followed were anything but routine, witnessing the communist revolution from its genesis in St. Petersburg, Brun would see the Bolshevik tide follow him on his journey to Russian Central Asia, and detail his firsthand account of the havoc it wreaked.
Previously out of print for decades, Brun’s account—ranging from daily life, imprisonment, and multiple scrapes with near death—is both a colorful tale of adventure and a rare insight into the communist takeover of Central Asia.
Readers who enjoyed the Forbidden Land books by Gustav Krist will find a familiar setting in this book, which acts as an excellent supplement to his works.
Paperback, 5.5x8.5, 232 pages.
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