Book Review-‘Freeing the Baltic’ by G. Bennett

By Steven Balbirnie, published November 2020


The author, Captain Geoffrey Bennett (1908–1983), served briefly as Britain’s naval attaché to Moscow after Stalin’s death in 1953. He published a number of naval histories upon his retirement, including studies of the First World War battles of Coronel and Jutland. This is the third edition of this book, which was originally published under the title Cowan’s War in 1964 owing to the book’s primary focus being on the actions of the British Admiral, Sir Walter Cowan, who was posted to the Baltic from 1918 to 1920…

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Filed under: Russian Revolution | Baltic | WW1
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Strategy & Diplomacy

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