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Any of the armies which opposed the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War of 1918–21.
- ‘However, as the Civil War developed, the White Armies began to face major problems and difficulties in organising their campaigns.’
- ‘To help the White Army, troops from Britain, France, Japan and the United States were sent into Russia.’
- ‘In the White Armies were Czechs, alien ex-prisoners of war, and a sprinkling of Allied Staff officers…’
- ‘This is a 44-page book detailing soldiers and officers of the various White Armies that fought in the Northwest of Russia.’
- ‘The White Army, though smaller than the Red, was better equipped and had an abundance of Tsarist officers, some of whom offered to serve as ordinary soldiers.’
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