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Russian sideshow : America's undeclared war, 1918-1920

Author: Robert L Willett
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 tsarist military supplies and the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the true purpose of the Allied intervention was to help topple the nascent Bolshevik government.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Willett
ISBN: 1574884298 9781574884296 1574887068 9781574887068
OCLC Number: 51779620
Description: xxxiii, 327 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Robert L. Willett.
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Abstract:

"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 tsarist 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 U.S. soldiers who fought and died in subzero conditions, both in combat and from disease.

Expertly researched and provocatively written, this book is the first of 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."--Jacket.

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