Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, July 8, 2019

Doughboy Postcards from Russia

These aren't really postcards, but photos I've gathered over the years from America's still perplexing excursions into Russia. The men of both the Northern Russian and Siberian expeditions found themselves fighting well after the Armistice, much to the dismay of their families back home.  Anyway, as you will see, it's  a completely different-looking war than what went on over on the Western Front.

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Vladivostok Was the Main Port for AEF Siberia

Crossing the Dvina River at Archangel

Eating at a Mobile Kitchen While on the March

Troops of Company M, 27th Infantry

Vodka Party  in the Barracks

A Major Mission of AEF Siberia Was to Guard the Railroads

The 339th Infantry Arrives in Archangel

Headquarters North Russian AEF

A Tiny American Outpost, Northern Russia

Pvt. Joseph Chinzi of the 339th Infantry Weds His Russian Bride
at Archangel.

American Purchasing Officers at a Russian Market

The Yanks Adopted Traditional Russian Transport Methods

Sources:  U.S. Army, National Archives, Library of Congress, the Wyoming Veterans Memorial, the Bently Historical Society, and Wiki Commons

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