Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by msr, Oct 14, 2010.
English Russia » The Refurbished Tanks
I had no idea we gave / sold these to the Russians.
well there was British & American units in Russia (Northern) during 1918 & 1919 during the civil war, they may have been a gift to the white Russian forces & lost them to the Reds.
after the SDSR we might want 'em back!!!
In 1919 Lt-Col Alan Brough was sent to Grozny in the Caucasus to run the railways for the anti-red forces in a doomed military intervension backed by Churcill, forty MkV male and female tanks were sent, and first went into action at Tsaritsin,( Stalingrad)most of the crews came down with Typhus before withdrawell from the Crimea. Three more MkVs were also landed in the Baltic and another six at Archangel which were left in the control of the White Russians, so there you go, my Dad was with the MT section of the Archangel unit he was a 20 year old sgt in the ASC
It would seem those two are at a museum at Lugansk or in a nearby scrapyard in the Ukraine, so I would think they were left from the Grozny force as there are thought to only be 8 MkVs left in the world
Surviving WW1 British Tanks
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