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Operation Keelhaul; The Story Of Forced Repatriation From To The Present by Julius Epstein

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The operation was kept secret from the American people for decades.

Protests against the repatriation policy were being raised by the summer of John Dietrich rated it it was amazing Jun 02, One must wonder what government fools were still so slavish to continue to opegation Soviet demands re refugees. All of these men refused to entrain. Cheese added it Mar 02, What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? However, once the war was over and with the start of the Cold War, there was no reason for Americans to continue to be so obedient to Stalin and co.

By the time the war in Europe ended in Mayover two million Russians had surrendered to British and American forces.

The British forces told Cossack officials to attend this conference, and whose families were not to worry. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


State Department that thousands of Ukrainians in the West should not be sent back. Yet that is exactly what the American policy makers did. Some claimed the protection of the Geneva Convention regarding prisoners of war.

British officers who delivered prisoners to Soviet ports, such as Murmansk and Odessa, witnessed NKVD execution squads murder Russians as they left ship. Most of the other Cossack and German officers of the Cossack units were also executed. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This is typical of government opration. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Lee is currently reading it Jan 24, Reviewed by Charles Lutton From until early Western countries, led by Britain and the United States, returned nearly two and a half million prisoners of war and refugees to the Soviet Union, regardless of their individual wishes. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

I spent a while on this book today since not only the subject interests me I’ve done a bit of Soviet history research in my timebut when I was small the baddie in my Kedlhaul was named Keel’alla. This is a thoroughly documented account of the British role in repatriation.

Operation Keelhaul; The Story Of Forced Repatriation From 1944 To The Present

This page has been accessed 8, times. The late Julius Epstein, of the Hoover Institution, twice went to court in an effort to dislodge records relating to this topic. Brigadier Geoffrey Musson, who delivered these Cossacks to the Soviets, told the author that he received oral orders from his superiors compelling him to return all the Cossacks under his control, regardless of their actual nationality.


A topic that has never really been honestly addressed since Cold War politics prevented any sort of rehabilitation. Retrieved August 19, The entrainment was finally effected of men who were set off accompanied by a Russian liaison officer on a train carrying American guards.

Hardcoverpages. Hmm, seems that this book has made a difference on current references! The sotry of “Operation Keelhaul”, the forced mass repatriation of Soviet citizens and other Eastern Europeans from post-WW2 Western Europe to the Gulag, is largely overlooked in historical science, the media, and politics.

In the lates Stalin secured a “deal” in which these 5 million people were repatriated to Eastern Europe, mainly to the Soviet Union.

The War Office held a different view.

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The Americans acting as sychophants to the Soviets began in the s when the U. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage keelahul. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The incident was shocking. Epwtein is clear that forced repatriation to certain death was itself a war crime.

In other instances it was necessary to set troops upon the unarmed men, women, children, forcing them into trucks or railroad cars.