The Cotton Spies
by Simon Glyndwr John
In March 1918 the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk removes Russia from WW1 but not the German and Turkish invaders searching for Russia’s natural resources. Russia is in civil war chaos. Britain must stop its enemies acquiring cotton, used in ordinance, but can do so only by sending intelligence missions into Russian Turkestan to gain the support of politicians, even of opposing parties.