Discover the little-known story of how Britain played its part in the Russian Civil War.

Instead of returning home following the armistice of 1918, thousands of British soldiers, including more than 1,300 Green Howards, were deployed to northern Russia. They were part of a multi-national force tasked with turning the tide of revolution.

Using personal archives from the museum’s collection, the exhibition explores the complex positioning of ‘red’ versus ‘white’ at a time of enormous global social and political upheaval in the aftermath of the First World War. Items on loan from private collections, regional and national lenders are also featured.

This exhibition was supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Yorkshire


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