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Forced labor in Soviet Russia by D J & Nicolaevsky, B I Dallin

By D J & Nicolaevsky, B I Dallin

Compelled hard work is a necessary establishment of the Soviet regime and its sufferers are numbered within the hundreds of thousands. "Forced exertions in Soviet Russia" is the easiest publication released to date from the perspective of authenticity, documentary proof, approach to presentation and assurance of the subject material. the 2 authors clarify the advance and adjustments within the Russian felony legislations, judicial process and the correctional or felony process. They describe the association and site of the camps, and depict the inhumane stipulations from eyewitness debts. (Reviewed in 1948)

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In or about May 1932, Ma Chung-ying sent one of his Lieutenants, a young Tungan called Ma Shih-ming, to take command of the Tungan forces remaining in Sinkiang. 40 Ma Shih-ming established his base near Turfan, probably in the mountains to the north of the town. From here he worked in close co-operation with the Turkic-speaking Muslim insurgents owing allegiance to Yulbars Khan and Khoja Niyas l:IajjI; he is also thought to have made contact with Ma Fu-ming, a Tungan Officer in Command of the Sinkiang provincial forces at Turfan.

En route through the muddy streets of the town, packed with military convoys and soldiers of all kinds, they saw the faces of anxious Muslims peering from their shuttered homes, and hanging from a telegraph pole the head, heart and liver of an insurgent. 136 Chu gave his permission for the French to continue towards Urumchi at their own risk. The Expedition accordingly set out on I July 1931; however, three of their number, including a Franco-Russian engineer called Petro, were left behind to await the arrival of spare motor parts from Kansu.

The air was rent by the shrill battle cries of the Tungans and the yells of defiance of the defenders. In spite of a murderous fire, ladders were placed at different spots, and the rebels ... began to climb up one after the other. Then the defenders discarded their firearms for pikes and axes, and hurled down on the attackers heavy rocks, blazing tow soaked in oil and hand-grenades ... Notwithstanding the stubborn defence, several scaling ladders were placed against the wall, and the Tungans clambered up one after another.

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