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'A very quiet, outspoken, pleasant gentleman (sic)': The United States Military Attaché's reports on Baron von Ungern-Sternberg, March 1921

Boyd, J.G. (2010) 'A very quiet, outspoken, pleasant gentleman (sic)': The United States Military Attaché's reports on Baron von Ungern-Sternberg, March 1921. Inner Asia, 12 (2). pp. 365-377.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/000000010794983496
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Abstract

In works dealing with modern Mongolia, the 'Mad' or 'Bloody' Baron Ungern-Sternberg is always mentioned and, more often than not, the picture that is painted of him is a man driven by demons, someone who committed unspeakable atrocities against almost all he encountered. This article does not dispute that Ungern-Sternberg committed atrocities during the Russian civil War, but draws on contemporary english-language sources that suggest that the portrayal of the baron as a 'monster' is open to doubt.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Global Oriental
Copyright: Brill
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4242
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