The King of Karelia: Colonel P.J. Woods and the British Intervention in North Russia 1918-1919


The King of Karelia: Colonel P.J. Woods and the British Intervention in North Russia 1918-1919

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Artist, adventurer, soldier and politician, Philip Woods, 'King of Karelia' and Belfast's 'Fighting Colonel', participated in many of the dramatic events of the early twentieth century: he served with Baden-Powell in South Africa; joined the Ulster Volunteer Force to oppose Irish Home Rule on the eve of the Great War; then, as an officer of the Royal Irish Rifles, he was decorated for his bravery on the Somme. During 1918-1919, Woods accompanied the Allied expedition to revolutionary Russia, where he became embroiled in the struggle of the Karelian people for independence. In the 1920s, as an independent, non-sectarian member of the new Northern Irish parliament, shunned by the Unionist establishment, he witnessed the province's bitter politics at first hand, and dedicated himself to promoting religious and social reconciliation. In England in the 1930s he unwittingly became involved with the notorious British Nazi, William Joyce ('Lord Haw-Haw').

This book is in two parts. Nick Baron's engaging study of Philip Woods' life and times is followed by Woods' own entertaining and historically important memoir of Britain's ill-fated intervention in the Russian civil war, published here for the first time.

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Author Baron, Nick
Binding Paperback
No. of Pages 344
Publisher Francis Boutle
Date of Publication 2007
ISBN 9781903427323

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