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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    I need detailed information of the Russian Civil War. But not just any information. I need detailed information on some of the battles. The three major ones, preferably. I don't have time to order in from Amazon; it takes about a month and a half to arrive here anyway. It was difficult enough to find information on the Red Army that wasn't just skin deep, and at this time I've not had much luck on the Civil War side of things. Wish I could read Russian.

    I've already got the translated works of both Lenin and Trotsky, which generally prove invaluable. Very interesting read, if you've got a fair bit of time.


    Anyhow, that's it for now.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Guess not. Looks like I'll have to spend a few days digging up boxes in my basement.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Sorry MN.

    I did some googling right after you posted but didn't hit on much ( and I assumed you had already done the same.)

    Couldn't even find any funny pictures.

    Really didn't know enough about the subject to know of any intelligent searchwords.

    Good luck.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

  4. The Drawing Room   -   #4
    Just curious, is this work related, school related, personal interest or are you writing a book?
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Yeah, there isn't much on the net. I'm attributing it to the combination Iron Curtain and Red Scare.

    It's personal interest related. I enjoy history very much, but, as I've said before, most of my knowledge is Renaissance and earlier.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

  6. The Drawing Room   -   #6
    Actually, this site appears overflowing with information ... but ... you have to follow mucho-multiple links to digest the whole history. Other than that, if you wanted to get a good "feel" for the war-years, check out Boris Pasternak's "Dr. Zhivago" from your local library ... or rent the movie.

  7. The Drawing Room   -   #7
    Also, this web page is a linkable table of contents to 38 chapters of writings by Leon Trotsky. That should give you a REAL comprehensive look at the Russian Civil War from one of the leaders who lived it.

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    Thanks for looking OlderThanDirt, but I've already combed through both of those sites.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    j2k4's Avatar en(un)lightened
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    How about a trip to Russia?

    Commit to a book (call it "A View From Somewhere Underneath A Merely In-depth View......), find a literary patron to expense the trip, and GO!


    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    I would. But I don't speak Russian except for a few words, and I absolutely detest flying. I've found a number of books/sites that look informative, but, gosh darn, they're all in Russian.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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