Baron Gustav Mannerheim was one of the greatest figures of the 20th century, and the only man to be decorated by both sides in both World Wars. As a foreign officer in Russian service, he witnessed the coronation of the last Tsar, and was both reprimanded for foolhardiness and decorated for bravery in the Russo-Japanese War. He spent two years undercover in Asia as an agent in the Great Game, posing as a Swedish anthropologist. He crossed China on horseback, stopping en route to teach the 13th Dalai Lama how to shoot a pistol, and spying on the Japanese navy on his way home. He escaped the Bolsheviks by the skin of his teeth in 1917, arriving in the newly independent Finland just in time to lead the anti-Russian forces in the local revolt and civil war. During Finland?s darkest hour, he led the defence of his country against the impossible odds of the Winter War.
Автор: Jonathan Clements
Издание: Haus 2009
Количество страниц: 330
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