How an army without a nation fought its way across Russia and on to independence.
Czech and Slovak fighters on the Eastern Front in 1916.
From the safety of Czechoslovakia, and after the Communists had seized full control of Russia, one legionnaire recalled, “The brotherhood of the Czechoslovak Legion was a thing at which to marvel. Nothing could shake the confidence of the legionnaire in himself and in his brothers. And so we were able to stand firm in the heart of the Bolshevik ruin, and for all practical purposes, remain untouched by its doctrines.”
Amos Chapple is a New Zealand photojournalist with a particular interest in the former U.S.S.R.