|2659||SOVIET UNION, 1918-1920: CIVIL WAR AND ALLIED INTERVENTION||SOVIET UNION, 1918-1920: CIVIL WAR AND ALLIED INTERVENTION||1967||b & w||17 min||16mm|| Russia, 1918: an enigma surrounded by mystery, a nation suffering from the ravages of civil war as dissident groups refuse to accept the Communist regime. Suspicious of each other's motives, the allies are unable or unwilling to provide more than token aid to their armies. Inept leadership and lack of central direction besets the allies who gradually withdraw in the summer of 1919. Civil war mounts and the White armies are defeated. By mid-1920, intervention has ended an episode that Russia will long resent and the West will long regret.