Small Quarto. xxxiii, 395pp. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Photo-illustrated endpapers. An episode in the Russian Civil War in the Far East, 1920. "This is a translation of a comprehensive account of the so-called "Nikolaevsk Incident." The events occurred in the winter and spring of 1920 in a small town at the mouth of the Amur River in the Russian Far East. During that time, it is estimated that 6,000 people were killed, and the town was burned to the ground by a band of Red partisans led by Yakov Triapitsyn. The slaughter caused international repercussions because the casualties included not only Russians but also about 700 Japanese, including civilians and a small Japanese garrison. The annihilation of the latter led the Japanese to demand compensation and gave them an excuse to occupy North Sakhalin until 1925" (translator's preface). Includes testimonies and documents and is illustrated with 27 b/w photographs of Nikolaevsk-on-Amour before and after the destruction as well as various maps of the area. Small errata slip laid in. Binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Destruction of Nikolaevsk-On-Amur 1920
Publisher: Limestone Press
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First English edition.
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