Topic: BatzO - Emptsa
North Russia, 29 August 1919
The Times, 3 September 1919
The account is transcribed below.
The Times, 3 September 1919, p. 10.
RUSSIAN SUCCESS AT ARCHANGEL.
The War Office yesterday issued the following communique dealing with the operations in North Russia:
ARCHANGEL FRONT. - On August 31 the Russian troops were reported to be in possession of Emptsa [Yetritsa] Village [on the Vologda railway], having beaten off repeated Bolshevist counter-attacks. Several trains have been captured by us. Many enemy wounded are reported in the village.
Murmansk FRONT. - A successful raid has been carried out on Rimkaya on the east shore I of Lake Onega, by Russian troops, assisted by the Lake Flotilla and the R.A.F. We captured five machine-guns, 300 rifles, and over 150 prisoners. Our losses were light.
Bolshevist report, Sept. 1:
In the Archangel region the enemy's fierce attacks have failed.
An enemy cruiser bombarded the locality of the mouth of the river Onega without results. Wireless Press.
Citation: Emptsa, North Russia, The Times, 3 September 1919