The Russian Baltic Fleet in the Time of War and Revolution 1914-1918 recollections of Admiral S N Timirev published by Seaforth Publishing – £25.00 – Hardback – Pages 238

These memoirs of Rear Admiral Timirev shed a light on Russian Naval operations in the Baltic during the First World War and the Russian Revolution. There is a unique insight into the characters of key figures and commanders who he met. These writings were written about 1922 and lay undiscovered for a good number of years before they could be translated. This book was then greatly admired by the powers in the West as I gave an insight into the Russian leadership in the time in history.

I finding that I am greatly getting into war on the sea through warships, u-boats and the commanding officers. There is a great deal of difference compared with their counterparts in the air or on the land. This excellent read gives a very good account of the events in the Baltic. This book offers a good glimpse in the difference between leadership and you common sailor, as we quite a few instances of mutiny as bolshevism increased its presence within the ranks. This is a very good book and I enjoyed how you get a more personal look at life from the man, and this is bought over well in the translation of his work. A really good read and I would recommend this as one of the books I have read and have got into the subject.

By Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.