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Russian Sideshow: America's Undeclared War, 19181920

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In July 1918, as the carnage of World War I continued, President Woodrow Wilson deployed U.S. troops to join other Allied forces in civil war-ravaged Russia. Ostensibly a mission to guard czarist military supplies and the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the true purpose of the Allied intervention was to help topple the nascent Bolshevik government. Dispatched to some of the most remote regions of the Russian wilderness-from the frigid port city of Archangel to Lake Baikal to Vladivostok-the U.S. troops encountered fierce resistance from Red Army units, partisans, and peasants. Using previously classified official records and the letters and diaries of Americans who served there, Robert L. Willett describes the suffering of the hundreds of American soldiers who fought and died in subzero conditions, both in combat and from disease. Expertly researched and provocatively written, this book is the first to describe in detail the experiences of the American doughboys who fought in this little-known campaign-a tragically misguided military action that established a legacy of distrust that defined U.S.-Soviet relations for the next seven decades.

Table of Contents

Pt.1. North Russia. The early days in Murmansk ; Force B - Archangel ; The 339th takes shape ; The Americans land in Archangel ; The Railroad front ; The Onega front ; The Emtsa/Seletskoye front ; The Dvina front ; The Vaga front ; The Pinega front ; In Archangel ; The Murmansk Railroad Companies ; The withdrawal ; Aftermath. — Pt.2. Siberia. The Russian Railroad story ; Vladivostok and the Navy ; The AEFS Assemblies ; The early days in Siberia ; General Graves arrives in Russia ; Life in Siberia ; Spring comes to Siberia ; The battles begin ; The Suchan Valley ; Elsewhere in Siberia - 1919 ; The American Red Cross ; The exodus - 1920 ; Conclusions. — Epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597974745
Publisher:
Potomac Books Inc.
Subject:
Military - General
Author:
Willett, Robert L., Jr.
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-
Subject:
Soviet Union History.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : Military - World War I
Subject:
History : Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War I
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History

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