This book, originally published in English in 1932, covers the Soviet occupation of Latvia during 1919. The attempt of Moscow to set up a foreign Soviet State, extending to every sphere of public and private life is described in detail, with the aim of showing what the methods were which the soviet leaders used to carry through their system to other countries. The Latvian occupation showed what many people in Western Europe were unaware of at the time: namely that the main principle behind the Bolshevist system was brutal force.
'It is authentic and very vivid… and may be recommended to those who think a prejudice against the Bolshevist is the mark of a narrow conservative mind. ' J. B. Priestley, Evening Standard
1. The Eve 2. A Town by the Baltic 3. The Entry of the Muscovites 4. 'The Beginning of a Glorious New Era' 5. The Attack on the Home 6. The Terror Begins 7. War on Religion 8. Abolition of Money 9. Soviet Soup for All 10. the City of the Red Plague 11. The Feast During the Plague 12. A Sign in the Sky 13. The First Resistance 14. The Massacre in Bickern Wood 15. A Visit from Another World 16. The Triumph of the Muscovites 17. 'Bourgeois to the Front!' 18. At the Last Gasp 19. Resurrection Day 20. Our Saviours 21. The Flight of the Muscovites 22. Shattered Idols